#social 2019-02-16

2019-02-16 UTC
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dansup
yeah true, its not exactly a new idea! https://mastodon.social/@dansup/100286631732546033
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cjslep
Is W3C's IRC bridged to Matrix yet?
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cjslep
Looking at the logs yesterday... it's not that I'm waiting for approval, it's that I'm making sure there's no conflict of interest.
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JasonRobinson[m]
> <@irc_cjslep:cybre.space> Is W3C's IRC bridged to Matrix yet?
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JasonRobinson[m]
Answering here too, yes. For example #socialcg:feneas.org
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jdormit[m]
Also #socialcg:matrix.cybre.space
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JasonRobinson[m]
yeah that is one of the strengths of matrix - rooms are not locked to any server <3
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nightpool[m]
I find that a little misleading though
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nightpool[m]
because the room depends on the IRC integration running on cybre.space
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nightpool[m]
so giving it alternate addresses obscures that fact
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nightpool[m]
speaking of which, does anyone know what Matrix Traveler (bot) is?
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nightpool[m]
I'm inclined to kick it, if it's just the equivalent of a followbot
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JasonRobinson[m]
> <@nightpool:cybre.space> because the room depends on the IRC integration running on cybre.space
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JasonRobinson[m]
sure but the room history is preserved. if the cybre.space bridge goes down, it's enough for one other to start another. no history would be lost, except the stuff happening irc side between the bridge loss. But yeah you're right, bridges depend on a single instance running.
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JasonRobinson[m]
> <@nightpool:cybre.space> speaking of which, does anyone know what Matrix Traveler (bot) is?
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JasonRobinson[m]
I think it indexes rooms and allows room search 🤔
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JasonRobinson[m]
!traveller linux
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JasonRobinson[m]
hmmm well something like that
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JasonRobinson[m]
nah doesn't search, but just maps the network
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nightpool[m]
interesting.... I'm still not sure what practical benefit alternate addresses have.... isn't your homeserver keeping a copy of the history anyway?
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nightpool[m]
so it's really about discoveribility after the network partition?
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JasonRobinson[m]
but without an alternate address no one can join the room if cybre.space goes dead
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JasonRobinson[m]
now people can via an alternate address
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nightpool[m]
right
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nightpool[m]
couldn't you add that alternate address reactively though?
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nightpool[m]
and like, existing links will still be broken no matter what
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JasonRobinson[m]
would have to read a bit more on the spec to answer properly :P
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