A little delay to the release of this week's TWIM, expect us to resume normal schedule on Friday.
matrix-media-repo has received a lot of updates in the last few weeks. Although mostly bug fixes and improvements, there's added support for streaming downloads from remote servers. This is mostly useful when someone posts a 100mb video in a room: previously the media repo would download the entire thing then send it over to you. Now it'll send you the video while it also caches it.
matrix-docker-ansible-deploy has received some updates in the past few weeks - fixing minor bugs, improving documentation, adding support for additional Synapse/Riot features, etc.
Most notably (in oldest to most-recent order):
- Cadair heard you like playbooks, so he made it possible to run the playbook from another playbook. Thanks Cadair!
- some configuration renaming to make things more consistent. Most people would likely be unaffected.
- support has been added for Postgres 11. Upgrading is possible and easy (as a related success story, Aaron Raimist shared that he recently upgraded his ~40GB database)
- more flexible and more secure-by-default TLS configuration. Thanks Aaron Raimist!
- the ability to customize more parts of riot-web. Thanks Aaron Raimist!
- better control over Synapse logging. Thanks Aaron Raimist!
- the ability to set up a public server and the ability to make use of Synapse's \\"auto-join\\" feature. Until now, the playbook was only suited for setting up a private server, but with this, setting up public servers is now a possibility. Thanks @anadahz
I'm quite happy that the playbook is getting more contributions from others now and is improving in such diverse ways!
Additionally, the #matrix-docker-ansible-deploy:devture.com support room in Matrix is now bridged to the
#matrix-docker-ansible-deployIRC Freenode channel, making it easier for people to get support when they don't have a working homeserver.
the work on lazy-loading in libQMatrixClient has advanced to the point when client authors may start trying to integrate it in their applications (welcome to #qmatrixclient:matrix.org for details - it's a bit rough around the edges yet).
SMSMatrix now has a room (#smsmatrix:matrix.org). SMSMatrix is a simple bridge between Matrix and SMS, developed by tijder. You install an android app and register a bot account which will invite you to direct chats under the name of anyone who sends you an SMS, which will then act as a normal SMS conversation.I had a very quick play with this tool and it works great - a good way to quickly bridge SMS to Matrix.