For those not having followed, story time: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix
. Matrix bought Gitter.
Recently, Matrix announced that basically, Gitter and Matrix can talk together with a bridge hosted by the organization https://matrix.org/blog/2020/12/07/gitter-now-speaks-matrix. We can already see people talking from Matrix in the Gitter chat!
Crystal chats and bridges
All of this means Crystal could switch to Matrix as its main channel, and we will be able to use all the existing bridges (IRC, Slack, Discord).
The benefits are:
- support more chats, and have thus a wider more inclusive community
- have more featured bridges, and not having to maintain them (code wise, still having to self-host)
For the transition, it is possible to create a new Matrix channel, then setup the bridges.