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Mattermost is an open source team collaboration platform tht brings all your company's conversations, documents, and applications together in one place, making it easy for your team to collaborate securely on the things that matter most.
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Mattermost is an open source, private cloud Slack-alternative. It's been around since 2014 and it's backed by Y Combinator. Flock is also a Slack-alternative, which was originally built for Fedora Project.In this article I will discuss the benefits of integrating Mattermost and Flock.
First of all, there are some ways to integrate Mattermost and Flock. One of them is via IRC bridge. Arfon Smith, a Fedora developer has written an IRC bridge module for Mattermost called mod_irccat . It allows sharing IRC channels between Mattermost and IRC. So users can chat on IRC and see replies from Mattermost. But this isn't an ideal spution because it requires a lot of configuration and work. Another way is using Matterbridge (A Python 3 application. It allows bridging Discord servers with Matrix/Synapse servers. Since Flock uses Matrix as its communication protocp, it can be integrated with Matterbridge like that. But that also requires Ubuntu 16.04+ and Python 3.5+.Another integration method is using Flock as a web client for Mattermost. That means users can only see Mattermost channels in their web browser (not in desktop clients like GNOME, KDE or Windows. And they can reply to messages in Mattermost web client only. This method doesn't require much technical knowledge but it's less functional than other methods.The best way in my opinion is using a desktop app called Pidgin. It's a multi-protocp instant messaging client developed by the pidgin.im developers team (so it supports lots of protocps like MSN, SIP or Facebook. and it's available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X/macOS. Using it, both Mattermost and Flock channels can be seen in one place and users can reply to messages in any supported protocp (like text/plain, IRC, XMPP, etc.. Of course, they still can use their usual desktop clients to send messages if they wish. This method requires installing Pidgin and the corresponding protocp plugins for each accounts (like libpurple-mattermost for Mattermost and libpurple-flock for Flock.So if people want an easy way to use both programs together, I recommend using Pidgin.But if they don't care about using both programs at once, it's better to pick one of the other methods because they're more functional.
Integration of Mattermost and Flock enables some cop features:
3. Users can join chats on both programs from one place. a website or a desktop client. Using a website for chatting has some advantages over desktop apps like Pidgin:a. It's always online so users don't have to wait for launching an app every time they want to join a chat.b. It's always connected to the Internet so users don't have to worry about losing connection while chatting.c. It's always available from anywhere, anytime so users don't have to worry about switching between multiple devices to keep chatting. This feature sounds pretty awesome too!4. Users can join multiple teams/servers/channels at once without configuring anything again because Flock uses Matrix as its communication protocp which supports multiple servers (and not only IRC or XMPP. This means users can easily switch between different teams or servers without having to create new accounts or configure anything again.This integration method also provides some disadvantages:
I think the best way to integrate Mattermost and Flock is using Pidgin because it offers lots of great advantages over other methods but it doesn't require much technical knowledge. I've chosen this method because I want to have everything in one place (like email accounts and social networks accounts. chat history, friends lists, contact lists, etc. And I want to be able to use both systems simultaneously from multiple devices without switching between them. This integration method also allows me to use both software simultaneously from one place (like websites or desktop clients.
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