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    The XMPP meetup for everyone

    debacle – / berlin-xmpp-meetup – Saturday, 28 September - 11:44 edit

This week in the meetup: Sprint, Kaidan, MUC...

Change of plans: We will talk about a planned XMPP sprint next year in Berlin, probably about Kaidan on Purism Librem 5, and maybe about MUCs and why they need to be replaced by something better. Let's see.

When? Wednesday, 2019-10-09 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where?xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as always)

The original topic aenigma - the XMPP server for everyone is postponed to the next month, i.e. 2019-11-13, same time, same place.

Nicolas North of openspace, a hackerspace in Milano, Italy, will present aenigma, the | state-of-the-art | secure-by-default | one-touch-deployed | XMPP server for everyone.

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room!

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #xhain #federation #chat #freesoftware #ænigma #aenigma #selfhosting #security #privacy #anonymity #openspace #sprint #kaidan #librem5 #muc

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    # Language Acquisition with XMPP -- Research Proposal in Progress

    This year we will submit a research proposal to the German Research Foundation (DFG) including an XMPP based architecture. In the proposal we sketch a language learning app which makes video content accessible for language learning via semantic enrichment. We present our proposal at the XMPP meetup.

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    Colourful retro arcade inspired shoot 'em up Laservasion is out now / GamingOnLinux – Wednesday, 4 September - 11:43

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Community, Arcade, Action, Shoot 'em up,

Red Phoenix Studios recently released Laservasion, a retro inspired arcade styled shoot 'em up with Linux support. It's pretty darn colourful once you get into it. Note : Key from the developer.

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Key Features:

  • 30 progressive levels
  • 2 extra game modes to offer different challenges
  • Stunning visuals mixing retro and modern graphics
  • Boss levels to keep you out of your comfort zone
  • Difficulty increases as you progress with the introduction of new enemies
  • Steam leaderboards to challenge your friends and the world
  • A collection of achievements

It's a bit weird for a PC game to only support a PS4 gamepad, so I ended up using mouse and keyboard which was fine but it would have been better to use my Steam Controller or Logitech F310. Unity has pretty good gamepad support in any recent version, so I found it a bit strange.

While the game really does look good in the later levels and the action gets quite intense, right now I can't recommend it due to a bothersome flaw. The sound effects slider when turned down to zero doesn't actually turn them fully off. Your weapons have sound effects for every single bullet fired and every explosion. This is a problem as the weapon sounds might be the most irritating I've ever heard. I honestly can't think of any other game where it has annoyed me like this.

Honestly, have a quick listen:

My ears, they bleed…

I really want to like it though. It has good retro visuals with modern touches like beautiful colourful explosions, some fantastic music, retro screen effects that can be turned off and so on. I'll take another look when the above issue is improved.

You can find Laservasion on Steam now and .

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    DeltaChat - cooler than XMPP?

    debacle – / berlin-xmpp-meetup – Thursday, 8 August - 22:26

This month we will listen to a talk about an competitor of XMPP in the IM world, DeltaChat. It's based on Email, which means practically everybody already has an account. It uses Autocrypt for E2EE. Which are the pros and cons compared to XMPP?

When? Wednesday, 2019-08-14 18:00 CEST

Where?xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin

See you then!

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #federation #deltachat #email #chat #freesoftware #autocrypt

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    Kaidan: Neuigkeiten Juli 2019

    debacle – / berlin-xmpp-meetup – Sunday, 7 July - 17:37

Kaidan: Neuigkeiten Juli 2019

Es werden zwei Entwickler des XMPP-Clients Kaidan ( über dessen Neuerungen berichten.

Sie werden weiter daran arbeiten, mit Kaidan einen benutzerfreundlichen XMPP-Client für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme zu bieten. Kaidan läuft unter Linux, Android, Windows, macOS und iOS.

Wer also Lust hat, von einem Client zu erfahren, der das Ziel hat, neue Maßstäbe in Sachen Usability, Privacy und Performance zu setzen, ist herzlich eingeladen. Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Wann? Mittwoch, 2019-07-10 18:00 CEST

Wo?xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #federation #kaidan #chat #freesoftware #android #linux #ios #macos #windows #qt

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    XMPP and Ice Cream!

    debacle – / berlin-xmpp-meetup – Tuesday, 11 June - 17:40

XMPP and Ice Cream!

Because we have no talk this time, and the 500. birthday of Cosimo I. de’ Medici is not a nice thing to celebrate, we just talk about whatever we like and eat ice cream. Interested in XMPP and ice cream? Just drop in!

When? Tomorrow, 2019-06-12 18:00 CEST

Where?xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 14, 10243 Berlin

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #federation #icecream

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    Ice cream and only one HEAVY BLACK HEART? What's wrong with this weird world?

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    Free and open source software to create a forum or a community

    Timothée Jaussoin – Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 16:28 edit

Happy so see some feedback on #Movim and a little overview of #community management with #FLOSS.

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    Free and open source software to create a forum or a community

    I wrote a blog post about #FLOSS software to create and maintain a community or a forum. It's an extended version of my earlier post on this topic.

    group_work open-source-software 25 January, 2019

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    Help us to covering our monthly costs on our official Patreon!

    Timothée Jaussoin – / Movim – Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 15:35

For a couple of years already, we are #hosting Movim for free on different servers accross Europe (and soon on the other continents!). The Movim team is also hosting two XMPP servers ( and and their related services (file hosting, chatrooms, PubSub service…).

Those #servers and domains are directly financed personally by the administrators but still have a cost.

Today we are launching an official #Patreon page to allow our community to help us fund those servers and related services. Our overall monthly costs are around 50$ and we would like to see if the #Movim #community could cover them by doing small monthly donations.

There are actually 400 connected users on the XMPP servers, 100 of them are connected on the different pods that we are hosting. A small donation of 1$ monthly could easily allow us cover those cost and help the team to improve and extend the services in return :)

If you prefer to do a one time donation, you can also send it on our PayPal account.

Thanks again for your support!