Welcome to This Week in Matrix, let’s see what updates the community has to offer this week!
There have been quite some changes since updates of the project were last posted, but the major ones are:
- Upgrade to JavaFx 9
- Experimental support for infinite scroll on message list
- Rewrite ListView to improve performance and reduce jar file size
I’ve written a little bot for connecting a DialogFlow agent to Matrix as a chatbot. I did this for my own personal purposes but I know someone else might find this handy as well.
New stuff in mautrix-telegram:
- A basic telematrix database import script
- Improved config for relaybot message formatting, including the option to use Matrix displaynames (instead of just mxid localparts)
I’ve also been planning an improved Matrix->Telegram formatting converter and a provisioning API for integration managers like Dimension.
Currently implemented the matrix client on the java with full support of the C2S API. It still under development and contains bugs.
He has also been working on a “bot sdk with core classes to write custom bots and appservices.”
Max has been working on VoIP bridging between Matrix and regular phones using Freeswitch:
We have successfull VoIP bridging between Matrix and regular phones using Freeswitch, for 1:1, both directions! a v0.1 is scheduled in a few days once configuration is possible and a getting started doc is written.
- more voice backends (think Jitsi, etc.)
- SMS support with Twilio and/or OVH initially
- mxisd integration to automatically invite bridge users if needed and suggest bridge users
- mxgwd integration to auto-join HS regular users if a VoIP bridge user invites them, so > calls are directly seen
- And much more in later releases
A wild bettiah appeared, announced a completely new homeserver implementation in TypeScript:
I have been working on a homeserver implementation over at https://github.com/bettiah/transform . It is fairly basic at the moment, but the development experience is straight-forward and even fun.
I’m interested to see a TypeScript backend running, and of course it’s great to have more homeserver implementations! Some highlights from the readme:
Transform is a matrix homeserver built using Typescript and Redis. It is not fully functional yet.
Status: Register, Login, CreateRoom, Invite & Join seem to be functional with riot web client. But quite a lot of functionality is missing and the software is definitely not ready for deployment in a public facing role.
Design: A lot of the code is auto-generated from the excellent swagger specs for the client-server api.
Contributing: It is early days yet. However, Typescript has enabled safe & rapid progress. Redis streams too seem to have a very well thought out api and the whole thing has been a fun experience so far. Contributions are very welcome.
dsn-traveller source code released!
Good news for those following the progress of dsn-traveller, the source is now publicly available!
I received permission to publish the source code of the DSN Traveller bot (https://dsn-traveller.dsn.scc.kit.edu/) prior to handing in my thesis: You can find it at https://github.com/florianjacob/dsn-traveller, it’s written with ruma-client and Rust async/await.
Room remains at #dsn-traveller:dsn-traveller.dsn.scc.kit.edu.
E2E for Python SDK
first olm-centered E2E PR for the python sdk merged to master (finally). Lots of great work from Zil0 still to be merged waiting on PR review. https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-python-sdk/pull/224
No new Fractal release this week. Development was quite active nevertheless, with Jordan’s new inline audio player landing in master, Julian getting close to landing the first part of the new room settings, and Eisha working on improving the image viewer.
- New Release! v15.6 – https://github.com/vector-im/riot-web/releases/tag/v0.15.6
- Jitsi by default for Video calls
- Replies to messages
- New room sharing feature
- #matrix.fi:matrix.org – a room for Finnish speakers
All good things must come to an end, so it is with this blog post! Watch this week’s Matrix Live (hosted by yours truly) below, and come see us in #twim:matrix.org!