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Did 1.0 fix the crippling resource consumption of their "reference implementation" or are they still tinkering on something half done?

Did they fix the barely working and maintained bridge ecosystem (ie, everything other than IRC)?

I'm someone who ran a Matrix server in the past and got burned by it, the announcement doesn't seem to address any of the issues I encountered running my server or make the UI any more discoverable for non-technical users compared to alternatives like Discord.

It feels more like this 1.0 announcement was done so they could have 1.0 and declare to have done it, without actually fixing the glaring issues in the Matrix ecosystem. At this point, the ActivityPub Ecosystem (Pleroma, Misskey, Mastodon) offers more versatile and user friendly experiences. I hope someone builds a chat server on top of AP.




> Did 1.0 fix the crippling resource consumption of their "reference implementation" or are they still tinkering on something half done?

From the fourth paragraph: "...we have deliberately not focused on performance or features in the 1.0 release - so I’m afraid that synapse’s RAM footprint will not have got significantly better..."

"Crippling resource consumption" is an interesting viewpoint, however - I'm federating to the four largest rooms currently available and using <.75g RAM, so unless you consider every modern browser "crippling"...


I did run a Matrix server for a while. It continously consumed between 4 and 6 Gigabytes of RAM with about 5-10 users active at all times. Joining on of the larger rooms took 3 days, 2 days unil I didn't just receive plain errors and then another day until it would let me open the room without timeouting. While joining large room sit consumed almost all available CPU and several database connections for IO.

This was less than 3 months ago on a fresh install based on Docker with no modifications to the code other than instructed in the installation guide.


Well, sounds like you hit a bug. my personal server sits at 600MB RSZ, including lots of large room. Were you using sqlite or postgres?


I was using Postgres.


Maybe consider reading the post?




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