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Ask HN: Matrix vs. XMPP vs. IRCv3
7 points by nchudleigh 65 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
Which do you think is most promising? What are issues that face federated messaging protocols adoption?



XMPP - Didn't use it in a long time. OTR wasn't a good experience.

Matrix - Works well, but UX is too techy for my non technical friends.

IRCv3 - never tried.

Currently, I am using Tox P2P, so far it's working best.

I am looking for a web client because native clients don't provide me Telegram like feel.

So, if I find some time, I'll be writing my own web front end.

I am also looking to hire people to work on my Tox web p2p frontend.


How would someone contact you about this hypothetical job? I notice you don't have an email address in your profile.


XMPP is more than promising, its proven.

The major messaging (and notification, if you believe the rumours) networks are all based on xmpp.

The issues are basically: big vendors want lock-in so they disable federation and spam. I remember seeing an XEP that aimed to solve the spam issue for federated xmpp.




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