Mat­ter­most 5.2

Billed as the open source al­ter­na­tive to Slack

Linux User & Developer - - Reviews -

Chances are that if you’ve asked for rec­om­men­da­tion for an open source al­ter­na­tive to Slack which you can host on your own pri­vate cloud, you’ve been pointed to Mat­ter­most. And for good rea­son – Mat­ter­most has an ar­ray of use­ful fea­tures to help en­hance com­mu­ni­ca­tions over a net­work.

It not only of­fers the usual group chat fea­tures such as per­sis­tent his­tory and pri­vate chat-rooms, but goes a step fur­ther with op­tions such as the abil­ity to re­ply mes­sages and or­gan­ise them as threads, which is one of its most pro­duc­tive fea­tures.

It also sup­ports a va­ri­ety of built-in and cus­tomis­able ac­tion­able com­mands, much like

IRC. Mat­ter­most en­ables users to edit and delete mes­sages and cre­ate pri­vate rooms and also have pri­vate one-on-one con­ver­sa­tions. Users can add mul­ti­me­dia to mes­sages, which can be viewed in­line and down­loaded.

De­vel­op­ers will ap­pre­ci­ate Mat­ter­most’s proper mark­down sup­port and var­i­ous well-doc­u­mented for­mat­ting op­tions. It sup­ports syn­tax high­light­ing for over a dozen pro­gram­ming lan­guages, and of­fers mul­ti­ple code themes.

The lat­est ver­sion over­hauls the plug-ins sys­tem, which is still in beta. As with any piece of server soft­ware, de­ploy­ing Mat­ter­most can be in­volved process, but the pro­ce­dure is ex­plained in de­tail on the web­site. Once it’s been de­ployed, users can in­ter­act with the server via desk­top apps for Win­dows, Linux and macOS, as well as mo­bile apps for iOS and An­droid.

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