The Fedora project has been moving to Matrix for our interactive chat needs for a while, but we wanted to make any such transition smooth and not leave behind users that preferred IRC for whatever reasons. When we setup Matrix rooms we also setup a portal using the Matrix<->libera.chat IRC bridge. This allows Matrix and IRC users to see the same content and interact with each other. There have of course been issues from time to time of dropped messages, or clashes between the Matrix and IRC cultures, but overall it’s been a great help to keeping our community from fragmenting.
Unfortunately, issues with the bridge have reached a point that libera.chat folks have asked for the bridge to be taken down until it can be fixed up. This happened at 2023-08-06 14UTC.Continue reading