I just recently started using matrix (aka Librem One Chat) and would like to discuss my impressions so far.
- I looked for a linux desktop client and tried some (nheko, mirage, fluffy, …) and didn’t find one that’s been usable to me. Fluffy looks really nice, but needs that much memory I de-installed it. The rest I tried isn’t ready, yet, in my opinion. I ended up using the element plugin for nextcloud - even though I do not like much web-apps.
- In Android (family phones) I installed element, which works as expected.
- All, but one of my contacts are registered in librem.one. Private Messages to other librem.one members often need more than an hour, which made us stop using matrix for any time critical communication. To me it seems that messages from outside librem.one or in public channels are often faster.
Overall I’m thinking about dropping the accounts of my family, because it doesn’t work as expected.
Any opinion, help, insight welcome!