I am—*sigh*—adding #discord to the ever-growing pile of chat apps I use to communicate with various FOSS projects (along with Gitter, Slack, Keybase, IRC, etc).

Like all the other, non-IRC apps, the desktop version seems to be an #electron app that runs appallingly on my linux system. Any tips for making it better? Stick with the web app? Find an IRC bridge? (any decent ones out there?) Use a mobile app?

@codesections I believe at least Slack, Gitter, and IRC all have matrix bridges. Not sure about Discord. But matrix might get your down to 3 or 4 apps...

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@hrthu The problem I found with Matrix bridges is that (the last time I tried) the server admin needs to set them up. You cannot just use a bridge as your own user. (at least that's the case with the Discord bridge)

@admicos The matrix admin or the Slack/etc one? If the former, it might be worth self-hosting synapse.

@hrthu Well, when I was trying it I self-hosted Matrix and had bot invitation perms on Discord, but doing a quick search, it seems like it depends on the bridge.

For Discord, you can just use t2bot.io/discord without self-hosting Matrix, but you'll still need Discord permissions to invite the bot in.

I am not certain for other bridges, but you probably need to at least self-host Matrix for most of them.

(There's also "puppets" which I have no idea how they work, might need to look into that)

@admicos That sounds like a headache. It amazes me that even the CEOs of these companies don't find their walled gardens an inane annoyance.

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