Communications Channels Again
Jun 15, 2021
Calamares, like many Free Software projects, has been
using IRC for many years for real-time communication, for idle chit-chat and
for community-building. We now primarily use Matrix (
and secondarily the Libera.Chat IRC network (
The Freenode channel that was the chatroom of the project from its
start in 2014 is no longer controlled, operated, or monitored by
the Calamares team.
For communications that can wait, like bug reports, issues, feature requests, the best place remains GitHub issues. This is where long-term discussions go, and where we can properly keep track of whether they are fixed or not.
For real time communication, chit-chat, discussing whether something is worth filing an issue for, notifications, and little things (typo’s, website stuff) there are:
- primary Matrix via :kde.org (link is to Element on KDE.org)
- secondary IRC on Libera.chat (link is to Kiwi IRC connecting to Libera.chat)
IRC is not persistent, so don’t ask-and-leave in the channel because you will never get an answer. It does not require registration, though. Matrix is persistent, but you will need to register somewhere on the Matrix federation.
Matrix is preferred. It has persistence, rich text, and better notifications.