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README.md

Rocket.Chat logo

The Ultimate Open Source WebChat Platform

Rocket.Chat Build Status Project Dependencies Codacy Badge Coverage Status Code Climate MIT License

Live Demo

Checkout the latest version at https://demo.rocket.chat

Desktop Apps

Download the Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application at Rocket.Chat.Electron

Mobile Apps

Available from the AppStore

Rocket.Chat on Apple AppStore

Available from Google Play

Rocket.Chat on Google Play

Now compatible with all Android devices as old as version 4.0.x - download here, even on BlackBerry Passport!

Also available as FirefoxOS app

Firefox OS app now available

Deployment

Instant Server Intallation with Snaps

Install Rocket.Chat in seconds on Linux (Ubuntu and others) with:

sudo snap install rocketchat-server

Rocket.Chat Snap is recommended for Linux deployments

Installing snaps is very quick. By running that command you have your full Rocket.Chat server up and running. Snaps are secure. They are isolated with all of their dependencies. Snaps also auto update when we release new versions.

Find out more information about our snaps here

Sandstorm.io

Host your own Rocket.Chat server in four seconds flat:

Rocket.Chat on Sandstorm.io

DPlatform

Easiest way to install a ready-to-run Rocket.Chat server on a Linux machine, VM, or VPS - @j8r's DPlatform, now in Alpha!

DP deploy

IndieHosters

Get your Rocket.Chat instance hosted in a "as a Service" style. You register and we manage it for you! (updates, backup...)

Rocket.Chat on IndieHosters

Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu Apps Explorer

Deploy from shell:

snap install rocketchat-server

In under 30 seconds, your Rocket.Chat server will be up and running at http://host-ip:3000

Cloudron.io

Install Rocket.Chat on Cloudron Smartserver:

Install

Heroku

Host your own Rocket.Chat server for FREE with One-Click Deploy

Deploy

Scalingo

Deploy your own Rocket.Chat server instantly on Scalingo

Deploy on Scalingo

Sloppy.io

Host your docker container at sloppy.io. Get an account and use the quickstarter

Docker

Deploy with docker compose

or

Use the automated build image of our most recent release

Rocket.Chat logo

docker pull rocketchat/rocket.chat:latest

OR select a specific release (details of releases available):

docker pull rocketchat/rocket.chat:vX.X.X

OR our official docker registry image, containing recent stable release build approved by Docker:

docker pull rocket.chat

FreeBSD

Run solid five-nines deployment on industry workhorse FreeBSD server:

FreeBSD Daemon

Windows Server

Deploy on your own enterprise server, or with Microsoft Azure:

Windows 2012 or 2016 Server

Ansible

Automated production-grade deployment in minutes, for RHEL / CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04:

Ansible deployment

Raspberry Pi 2

Run Rocket.Chat on this world famous $30 quad core server:

Raspberry Pi 2

Koozali SME

Add Rocket.Chat to this world famous time tested small enterprise server today:

Koozali SME

Ubuntu VPS

Follow these deployment instructions

Hyper.sh

Follow their deployment instructions to install a per-second billed Rocket.Chat instance on Hyper.sh

About Rocket.Chat

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.

On the News

Wired

Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

Hacker News

Yes, we made it to the #1

Product Hunt

Your own open source Slack-like chat

JavaScript Weekly

An open source Web based, channel based chat system (a la Slack) built using Meteor, the full stack JavaScript development platform.

Open Source China

Rocket.Chat 是特性最丰富的 Slack 开源替代品之一。 主要功能:群组聊天,直接通信,私聊群,桌面通知,媒体嵌入,链接预览,文件上传,语音/视频 聊天,截图等等。

wwwhatsnew.com

Para los programadores que quieran ofrecer un chat en su web

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Un chat de código abierto que puedes añadir a la web

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Why Slack when you can Rocket.chat?

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Self-hosted alternatives to popular cloud services

Features

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages
  • Private Groups
  • Public Channels
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Mentions
  • Avatars
  • Markdown
  • Emojis
  • Custom Emojis
  • Reactions
  • One touch Geolocation
  • TeX Math Rendering - inline math typesetting
  • Media Embeds
  • Link Previews
  • Sent Message Edit and Deletion
  • Transcripts / History
  • File Upload / Sharing
  • Scalable file sharing - S3 uploads with CDN downloads
  • Full text search
  • Live chat / Messaging call center
  • LDAP Authentication
  • CAS 1.0, 2.0 support for education institutions and hosting providers worldwide
  • Support for Okta SSO through SAML v2
  • I18n - Supports 22 Languages
  • Hubot Friendly
  • (Beta) Face to Face Video Conferencing (aka WebRTC )
  • (Beta) Multi-users Video Group Chat
  • (Beta) Jitsi integration
  • Audio calls
  • Multi-users Audio Conference
  • Screensharing
  • Drupal 7.x and 8.x Plug-in (download and source code )
  • XMPP bridge (try it)
  • REST APIs
  • Remote Locations Video Monitoring
  • Native real-time APIs for Microsoft C#, Visual Basic, F# and other .NET supported languages (Get it!)
  • API access from Perl and Java (community contributions)
  • Chat-ops powered by Hubot: scalable horizontal app integration (early access)
  • Massively scalable hosting and provisioning (beta testing now)
  • Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Download on AppStore!
  • Mobile app for Android phone, tablet, and TV stick Available now on Google Play!
  • Native Firefox OS Application (also for Desktop Firefox and Firefox for Android!) - Check the docs page for install instructions
  • Sandstorm.io instant Rocket.Chat server Now on Sandstorm App Store
  • Available on Cloudron Store

Roadmap

In Progress

Planned

How it all started

Read about how it all started.

Awards

InfoWorld Bossie Awards 2016 - Best Open Source Applications

Black Duck Open Source Rookie of the Year for 2015

Softpedia 100% Free and Clean Award for 2017

Issues

Github Issues are used to track todos, bugs, feature requests, and more.

Stack Overflow

Please use the Stack Overflow TAG

Integrations

Hubot

The docker image is ready. Everyone can start hacking the adapter code, or launch his/her own bot within a few minutes now. Please head over to the Hubot Integration Project for more information.

Chat-ops integrations powered by Hubot

Integrate your application with fly-in panels today! Early access is available for developers.

Sample integration of a Drones Fleet Management System

Many, many, many more to come!

We are developing the APIs based on the competition, so stay tuned and you will see a lot happening here.

Documentation

Checkout Rocket.Chat documentation

License

Note that Rocket.Chat is distributed under the MIT License.

Development

Quick start for code developers

Prerequisites:

Now just clone and start the app:

git clone https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat.git
cd Rocket.Chat
meteor npm start

If you are not a developer and just want to run the server - see deployment methods.

Branching Model

See Branches and Releases.

It is based on Gitflow Workflow, reference section below is derived from Vincent Driessen at nvie.

See also this Git Workflows Comparison for more details.

Translations

We are experimenting Lingohub. If you want to help, send an email to support at rocket.chat to be invited to the translation project.

Community

Join thousands of members world-wide 24 x 7 in our community server. Join the conversation at Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus

How to Contribute

Already a JavaScript developer? Familiar with Meteor? Pick an issue, push a PR and instantly become a member of Rocket.Chat's international contributors community.

A lot of work has already gone into Rocket.Chat, but we have much bigger plans for it!

Contributor License Agreement

Please review and sign our CLA at https://cla-assistant.io/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat

Credits

Thanks to our core team Aaron Ogle, Bradley Hilton, Diego Sampaio, Gabriel Engel, Marcelo Schmidt, Rodrigo Nascimento, Sing Li, and to hundreds of awesome contributors.

Emoji provided free by Emoji One

Performance monitoring provided by Kadira

Hosting powered by Rackspace

Donate

Rocket.Chat will be free forever, but you can help us speed-up the development!

Donate

Bitcoins

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