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Thunderbird will support matrix protocol out-of-the-box in version 102 (due June) and is available in v91 beta now.

I just tried it, you go to preferences, edit config, add a string “chat.prpls.prpl-matrix.disable” and set it to false and matrix becomes an available option in the chats part of your account setup…now to find my old password…

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Wish they would implement support for OMEMO in XMPP as well but this is cool too.

@pingveno
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I wonder if they implemented it with one of the Rust libraries or just implemented it in JavaScript. I can’t imagine that they would want to implement it in C++, given the history of problems there.

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“prpl” (protocol plugin) is the term used in libpurple for a plugin, so it would appear it’s using libpurple as the backend, thus purple-matrix; however, that plugin is deprecated as of a week ago.

edit: I was mistaken, it appears to be using the javascript SDK.

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Thanks for the sleuthing.

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Was completely unaware of this, it’s pretty cool!

I just tried it and it’s still a bit wack, but it’s also still just a beta.

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