MatterMost native chat client (like slack/IRC) on Linux

 

So today I bumped into https://mattermost.eclipse.org 

This is like slack (sort of modern IRC) but open source.

I also found that is has a Linux Native client:
https://about.mattermost.com/downloads/

To get it to work, I just downloaded it, extracted it and ran the included “Mattermost” binary.

Connecting it to Eclipse was mildly counter intuitive.

When faced witht he ‘Teams’ dialogue, I thought I had to  type in Name OR URL, but it turns out you type in both. The name is just an alias ex “Eclipse”, and for URL you put in:

https://mattermost.eclipse.org/

Ex:
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After you joined, you can find some channels to join. In my case:

Platform: SWT

Now when someone wants to chat with you, you can give them the URL:
https://mattermost.eclipse.org/eclipse/channels/platform-swt

Happy MatterMost-ing