@strypey @Muto @debacle

> might get more uptake if every team focused on a serving a particular use case well

"Uptake", while desired, is less important to me than being able to earn a living off my work on Converse. Being able to do that makes this project sustainable and viable long-term.

Slack is a 16 Billion dollar company, the only way I can "compete" is to do what they cannot do, which is to make the project as open, customizable and configurable as possible.

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In order to get elected, @BarackObama@twitter.com will start a war with Iran.

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@Muto @strypey @debacle

It's not meant just as a standalone chat app... it's built to be as versatile, customizable and configurable as possible.

In a way, it's a lot like XMPP. Everybody laments the proliferation of XEPs and the lack of a unified experience.

I agree when seen from a certain perspective, this is a big drawback.

But the advantage of this approach is that you can use XMPP as a framework within which you can build unlimited functionality.

@Muto @strypey @debacle

has some unique characteristics which no other chat app which I'm aware of has.

It has view modes, so you can have separate chat boxes overlayed over an existing website, a fullscreen app or an embedded "widget".

It's pluggable and you can remove core plugins to shape it into the form you need. E.g. you can remove groupchats entirely, or the roster view or OMEMO etc.

Almost anything is changeable or overridable and it has lots of configuration settings.

@strypey @dazinism @debacle @imacrea

There are known OMEMO bugs and the OMEMO situation in Converse is not to my satisfaction with regards to reliability and user-friendliness.

I'm not aware of any security issues, but there are usability and reliability issues.

@strypey @dazinism @debacle @imacrea

Converse's first commit was in 2012. For a JS project I think you can call that long-term.

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To go on sale in the US this month: Lenovo ThinkPad P laptops with Ubuntu.

Dell may be the best-known Linux laptop vendor right now, but Lenovo is looking to muscle in on the pre-installed Linux machine market.

Shipping Linux on high-end, premium machines like these is indicative of one thing: demand.

Lenovo is clearly hearing from its customers, from businesses, and from developers that they want LINUX out of the box.

==> omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/lenovo
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"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." MARK TWAIN

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You can add Nintendo to the list of companies that uses to push notifications to devices.


RT @miziodel@twitter.com

interesting concept: - raw information mined in numerous countries, processed mainly in the imperial hub, and then used to exercise control throughout the world


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Yet another large #XMPP user: #Nintendo #Switch deploys #ejabberd: "In terms of technology, XMPP was chosen due to the large feature set of that protocol. ejabberd was chosen because of its scalability and robustness." blog.process-one.net/ejabberd-
@reclus @antifarben

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"Why We’re Relicensing CockroachDB" cockroachlabs.com/blog/oss-rel

Interesting to see this explosion of new open-ish licenses.

@Photorat @nolan @renodubois

I read the transcript of the talk and at various times he refers to NPM burning community goodwill the last few months, but he doesn't say what exactly they did.

Could someone fill me in? I'm curious what specifically happened the last months that people are now so pissed with NPM.

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