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@mdfrg Don't know exactly your needs, but there's a notes app QOwnNotes (, which has ToDo via integration with ownCloud / Nextcloud calendar. It doesn't integrate with proprietary apps RememberTheMilk does.

For sure they are more 'natural' to use for users. Also, there is a lack of modern and easy to use clients for irc

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After a long search for a decent #FLOSS solution for web-presentation, I found #GitPitch!

Write a presentation in #markdown in a file in a public GitLab/GitHub/BitBucket repo → go to → DONE!

Did he wrote it to users' lovers?

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@cwebber @maiki
It all boils down to usability. Irc is horrible for new users with steep learning curve and little to no benefit - social media do more and better

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@maiki I think this person was me... I think what I was saying was "it turns out that Slack mostly showed that nerds had the right design with IRC and XMPP MUC (which, while less popular, can do the things Slack can do that IRC can't) right all along, but what we didn't do was make it accessible to the general public, which is what Slack managed to do really well."

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I'll put this out there: I don't consider #IRC to be a candidate for team chat.

* How does IRC develop?
* External system for archiving and search
* File sharing is weird
* Clients are weird
* Prefers commands over clicking

Super fun tech! But the teams that use it either depend on a third-party (which is fine in many cases), or have an engineer (or likely an IRC fan) to run the whole stack for them.

I run a #snap for #RocketChat. It auto-updates, as does Ubuntu. Dope.

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Team web chat is manageable. If your storage starts to fill, let folks know, add more disk, good to go. Grow a bunch, kick it up, because you are making money.

But in order to offer team web chat to a larger community, to provide the same level of service, you have to plan on scalable storage. Can anyone do that without monetizing?

OTOH, running platforms with less features, they scale really well. I can have hundreds of concurrent MUC on a dinky little #Prosody #jabber server.

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We have web-based chat options, from Slack to the good ones like #RocketChat and #Mattermost.

But they take up a lot of resources, as they scale. Compared to dedicated servers and protocols, such as #IRC and #XMPP, you end up throwing a lot of resources per user.

This makes me think that the web-based ones work for teams (as a shared space for ambient documentation and file sharing), but not as a public service.

Of course #jabber exceeds at scale due to federation. Like email.

I recommend because it can export to ebook

@calvin @bhtooefr
Yeah, but in that case there is not much difference from writing on Medium

@bhtooefr @calvin why people just don't blog on ther own website? It's soooo easy to setup a simple wordpress site n shared hosting, it costs almost nothing.

Tried to stay with cause of update but screen tearing in yt videos reminded me the horror of constant bugfixing. I guess I'll have to learn how to live without proper tab management (which btw even has). I like the speed but I'd be happier with "just" better version of FF56 with legacy addons

@chillson @Are0h
Apparently, it's a good sign that many people are using :)

Do you know any? Apart from waterfox and pale moon?

@Are0h @chillson
Yeah, I know Waterfox, but last time I checked it had only one maintainer-college student doing it in the spare time. I'm not undermining his qualifications but I have doubts for the project sustainability

Ok, I played with yesterday evening and... I have mixed feelings. It is faster, but so what? 56 is already fast enough. Does it really make a difference to render a page in 3s rather than in 5? I save hours in the long run, I get it, but I loose tens of them by not being able to manage my tabs poperly. How people do that without extensions like tabmix plus or panorama? How can people have 50 tabs open and find their stuff? Please enlighten me.

@Are0h @chillson
Yeah, wellbeing of Mozilla is on our greatest interest. It's like last standing hero between corporations that don't give a damn about privacy. What forks are you talking about?