Dept of Status of Matrix 🌡
36c3: Matrix Assembly is the place to be
If you're at 36c3 this weekend, come and find us! Use c3nav app to find our assembly, or just join #chaosevents:matrix.org to come chat
Bundeswehr considering Matrix
The German Army is considering using Matrix as "secure WhatsApp" for soldiers. (In German) https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Open-Source-Bundeswehr-baut-eigene-verschluesselte-Messenger-App-4623404.html
Dept of Servers 🏢
For those who want to integrate Matrix into their application with OAuth, there's now matrix-oauth ( #oauth:t2bot.io ). Ideally useful for "Login with Matrix" buttons, this is a relatively easy OAuth 2.0 provider to set up in front of your homeserver. In future it'll support more granular scopes to avoid having to give a real access token to the third party application.
A demo of matrix-oauth in action is available at https://demo.oauth.t2host.io/
Dept of Bridges 🌉
Amazon Alexa skill
mx-puppet-bridge got a new feature: protocol implementations can now specify custom commands that are invoked via the provisioning room!
mx-puppet-discord received quite a few bug fixes and new features!
- Fix echo back of edits
- [User Tokens] being friends is enough now to DM each other!
- fix multi-edits
- [User Tokens] support group DMs
- Implement ability to bridge guilds!
- [User Tokens] add friends management
Description on how to use these features are found in the readme!
If you enjoy these projects, please consider to donate. Thank you!
Dept of Clients 📱
Spectral gains public room directory
Black Hat reported:
Public room directory and user directory support in Spectral is finally there!
Continuum, plus koma library
In preparation for multiplatform support, converted JVM code to agnostic Kotlin, using the library
Added Github Actions configuration to run builds automatically
Continuum, desktop client based on Koma:
- Generate room name from members when neither name nor aliases are configured
Dept of Ops 🛠
ma1sd 2.2.2 released
ma1sd (fork of the mxisd) 2.2.2 released: https://github.com/ma1uta/ma1sd/releases/tag/2.2.2 Changes:
- added hash lookup for the ldap provider.
Dept of Services 🚀
kapsi.fi has set up a Matrix homeserver
Finnish non-profit hosting service kapsi.fi has set up a Matrix homeserver for their members. Kapsi has around 5000 members and 20 volunteer administrators. Instructions for use (in FInnish) at https://www.kapsi.fi/palvelut/matrix.html
Dept of Bots 🤖
Matrix bot for converting youtube video to voice.
Bot https://github.com/progserega/MatrixVideo2oggBot get youtube URL, download video, convert to ogg-vorbis audio and send it to user. Some times my friends give me youtube video-urls, but I do not have time for see it. But I have time when I go home in car. But on road network is not always good and at end of day battery is low and phone may be hot (when I connect to charger and play video) and freeze... Simple way for me - is convert youtube video to small size voice and download it to phone and play it as music in player playlist. Bot help to this. May be it help anybody also. 🙂
Matrix in the News 📰
Matrix gets a mention alongside other four decentralized protocols in one of the biggest argentinian newspapers (regarding Twitter's iniciative of decentralization). https://www.lanacion.com.ar/tecnologia/cinco-iniciativas-descentralizar-redes-sociales-dejar-depender-nid2317548
Dept of Ping 🏓
That's all I know 🏁
See you next week, and be sure to stop by #twim:matrix.org with your updates!