Dept of Status of Matrix 🌡
As you may have heard, New Vector, a major entity in the Matrix world, recently completed a series A funding round.
- $8.5M to accelerate Matrix, polish Riot and expand Modular! (from New Vector)
- Why I invested in New Vector (from Notion Capital)
- Communications of the future will be open and secure: why we are partnering with New Vector (from Dawn Capital)
- Why we invested in New Vector — the team building an open and secure communication platform (Sam Endacott from firstminute capital)
Mozilla IM trial ended
Mozilla have been trialing different IM solutions to replace IRC, including Matrix. This trial ended this week, and we hope to hear the results this month. (C'mon, Matrix!)
Dept of Servers 🏢
Neil told us:
Matrix.org hit some IO problems earlier this week, while largely a problem with our hosting provider, we’re spending a bit of time to make Synapse more resilient if the same thing were to happen again. This will mean the ability to shard the DB (by table) and spread the load so we are not so dependent on high performance from a given db box. Outside of that we’ve been working on the final polishing of the room directory and getting the sqlite -> Postgres port script into better shape.
multi-arch docker image of Synapse
Black Hat said:
My multi-arch docker image of Synapse has been updated to v1.4.0.
Not much for Dendrite this week as anoa is off at Ubucon 2019. But we had a few valuable bugs reported by the community, and a pressing reminder to get Dendrite's Monolith mode in as part of its CI.
Dept of Bridges 🌉
slack bridge 1.0.1
Half-Shot told us:
Hey folks, The slack bridge 1.0.1 release is out https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-slack/releases/tag/1.0.1 containing a few bug fixes found since the original release.
I've not got much for this week, but the IRC bridge has been undergoing some serious refactors and changes for a larger release. Should be quite a big one when it lands :)
Dept of Encryption 🔐
Search inside E2EE rooms
Update from poljar:
A PR for riot-web has emerged that adds support for search in E2E encrypted rooms. The PR is utilizing Seshat to perform event indexing and search on riot-desktop. While the PR is missing any sort of UI, it is in a usable state.
Dept of Clients 📱
Manu told us:
phase:1 of privacy work is done. Riot -iOS 0.10.0 will be available soon
every version of Riot Web released on GitHub
Take a trip down memory lane with the Riots of yesteryear at https://riots.im (note the 's'). Hosting every version of Riot Web released on GitHub 😁
Comes with free Wikipedia hole.
Valere has done a release and is doing some maintenance. He has started to work on integration manager
RiotX: We have fixed quite a lot of issues during the stabilization sprint. We are now working on Sprint 4: read marker, report content, mark all room read, etc. François is changing the media/file picker and we will also be able to share elements from other apps to RiotX. We will schedule a release soon (tm) (should have happen this week, but has been delayed due to stabilization)
Dept of SDKs and Frameworks 🧰
Elixir projects from uhoreg, Polyjuice and Igor
uhoreg told us:
Igor, a bot framework for Elixir, has had its first release.
Dept of Ping 🏓
That's all I know 🏁
See you next week, and be sure to stop by #twim:matrix.org with your updates!