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Convos solves IRC's persistence problem

Posted by Iván Ávalos on 7. Jan, 2021.

When I first used IRC, back in the old days of mid-2020, I was shocked and disappointed by the lack of features in IRC that I consider essential for any messaging protocol—such as persistent sessions and conversation store. I was born in the boom of the Internet, when tons of fancy proprietary IM platforms, such as Windows Live Messenger and Facebook, were already popular, so I grew up with features made popular by these platforms.

Convos rocks!

Posted by Abhijit Menon-Sen on 21. Nov, 2020.

This is a repost of toroid.org/convos-rocks.

Convos hackathon on November 21, 2020

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 11. Nov, 2020.

Interested in hacking on Convos and learning more about the design? We will have a hackathon on the 21st of November 00:00 CET, until 15:00 CET.

Local secret is more secure in Convos 4.20

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 18. Jun, 2020.

Convos 4.20 has an important update - especially if you are running Convos in Docker.

Create your own theme in minutes!

Posted by Thibault Duponchelle on 14. Jun, 2020.

In Convos v4.xx it is super easy to customize or create a theme.

Coturn for WebRTC NAT Traversal

Posted by Marcus Ramberg on 13. Jun, 2020.

IMPORTANT! This feature has been replaced by Jitsi integration instead.

Convos as a document and blogging service

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 3. Jun, 2020.

A CMS in Convos? Why? How..? https://convos.chat used to be powered by GitHub Pages, but it is now powered by "Convos Pages" instead. The CMS support was mainly added to make it easier to maintain our web page, but can be used by anyone as a generic CMS.

Video support in Convos v4.08

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 23. May, 2020.

IMPORTANT! This feature has been replaced by Jitsi integration instead.

Theming support in Convos 4.00

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 14. May, 2020.

Convos 4.00 made it a lot simpler to define custom themes. Previously you had to modify the source code and build your own version of Convos. This process was way to complicated and unnecessarily.

Merry Christmas and happy uploading!

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 24. Dec, 2019.

Santa's Little Helpers have been working hard to bring you the 3.0 release of Convos, but it's all done and ready to come down a chimney where you live.

How to get Convos up and running on DigitalOcean

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 26. Nov, 2019.

Not sure how to get your Convos to be truly always online in the cloud? Fear not: This tutorial will help you get up and running on DigitalOcean.

Convos is more user-friendly than ever

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 24. Nov, 2019.

Convos has always been about making the most user-friendly chat interface for IRC networks. We wanted to create the easiest user interface to keep in touch with our friends and fellow open source developers. Focusing on the chat experience is still the main focus, but we also see that it is important for our users to be able to tweak settings in a convenient way. Convos 2.00 addresses some of these needs.

How to define custom styling for Convos

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 2. Nov, 2019.

This post is outdated. If you want to see a more recent post about theming, go to Theming support in Convos 4.00.

Convos 1.00 is out in the wild

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 26. Oct, 2019.

It sure did take way too long time, but I've finally managed to release Convos 1.00.

Convos got a built in pastebin

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 9. May, 2017.

Convos has a high focus on privacy. Convos can be run on closed network, and no external resources on the public internet should ever be needed. This ideas was also taken into consideration when we decided bundle a pastebin with Convos. The pastebin implementation stores the data in CONVOS_HOME, meaning you are in full control of the data shared.

Convos version 0.99_33 is out with bugfixes

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 24. Apr, 2017.

Version 0.99_33 has been released with a bunch of updates. Run the install command to get the latest version!

Convos version 0.99_24 is out

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 29. Jan, 2017.

Version 0.99_24 is out in the wild. This release feature some cool changes in the user interface, but also some important bug fixes.

Convos version 0.99_21 is out

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 8. Jan, 2017.

Version 0.99_21 is fresh from the bakery! Run the install command to get the latest version.

Convos loves Docker

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 4. Dec, 2016.

We now have an official Docker file for Convos! The image is based on Alpine 3.5, making it very small and easy to install. You can get up and running with these commands:

We all like shiny things

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 13. Oct, 2016.

It's been a while since the last post, but that doesn't mean there aren't cool things happening!

Add participants list and more

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 1. Sep, 2016.

The stable branch has now been updated. Want the updates? Run the install command!

Fixed fetching latest messages on websocket reconnect and other juicy updates

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 22. Aug, 2016.

The stable branch has now been updated with major bugfixes:

Convos 1.0 beta

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 21. Aug, 2016.

We can finally announce Convos 1.0 beta! It is already running on demo.convos.chat, so if you're feeling adventurous you can try it out there.

"Convos revamped!"

Posted by Jan Henning Thorsen on 31. Aug, 2015.

Convos is a chat application that runs in your browser. It allows you to be persistently connected to IRC servers, where you can leave the office and up the conversation on the bus without being disconnected.