The Ultimate Open Source WebChat Platform
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- About Rocket.Chat
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At Rocket.Chat, our community drives everything we do. The Rocket.Chat team is expanding, and we know no better place to find qualified new team members than right here - in our Github community.
If you are passionate about our project, want to work with a world-leading open source team, and enjoy working remotely at a location of your choice, then we want to talk to you!
Explore current openings below:
Join thousands of members worldwide 24/7 in our community server.
Download the Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application at Rocket.Chat.Electron
Instant Server Installation with Snaps
Install Rocket.Chat in seconds on Linux (Ubuntu and others) with:
sudo snap install rocketchat-server
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.
Our snap features a built-in reverse proxy that can request and maintain free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates. You can go from zero to a public-facing SSL-secured Rocket.Chat server in less than 5 minutes.
Find out more information about our snaps here.
Deploy to a DigitalOcean droplet with our one-click install listing from the DigitalOcean Marketplace.
Focus on your team/community and not on servers or code - the Launcher provides RocketChat-as-a-Service on a monthly subscription model.
Instantly deploy your Rocket.Chat server for free on next generation auto-scaling PaaS.
Painless SSL. Automatically scale your server cluster based on usage demand.
Host your own Rocket.Chat server in a few seconds.
The easiest way to install a ready-to-run Rocket.Chat server on a Linux machine, VM, or VPS.
Get your Rocket.Chat instance hosted in a "as a Service" style. You register and we manage it for you! (updates, backup...).
Deploy from shell:
snap install rocketchat-server
In under 30 seconds, your Rocket.Chat server will be up and running at
Install Rocket.Chat on Cloudron Smartserver:
Host your own Rocket.Chat server for FREE with One-Click Deploy.
Deploy on Kubernetes using the official helm chart.
Deploy your own Rocket.Chat server instantly on Scalingo.
OR Use the automated build image of our most recent release
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
Automated production-grade deployment in minutes, for RHEL / CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04.
Raspberry Pi 2
Run Rocket.Chat on this world famous $30 quad-core server.
Add Rocket.Chat to this world famous time tested small enterprise server today.
Follow these deployment instructions.
Install Rocket.Chat on WeDeploy:
Deploy Rocket.Chat stack to your server with D2C. Scale with a single click, check live logs and metrics:
Run Rocket.Chat on your easy to use personal device.
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.
In the News
Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack
Yes, we made it to the #1
Your own open source Slack-like chat
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。
Para los programadores que quieran ofrecer un chat en su web
Un chat de código abierto que puedes añadir a la web
Why Slack when you can Rocket.chat?
Self-hosted alternatives to popular cloud services
- BYOS (Bring Your Own Server)
- Multiple Rooms
- Direct Messages
- Private Groups
- Public Channels
- Desktop Notifications
- Custom Emojis
- 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
- Global search (from all channels/rooms at once)
- Live chat / Messaging call center
- LDAP Authentication
- CAS 1.0, 2.0 support for educational 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
- Screen sharing
- Drupal 7.x and 8.x Plug-in (both stable and development flavours) (download and source code )
- XMPP bridge (try it)
- REST APIs
- Remote 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, macOS, or Linux
- Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Download on App Store
- Mobile app for Android phone, tablet, and TV stick Available now on Google Play
- Available on Cloudron Store
To see an up to date view of what we have planned view our milestones.
How it all started
Read about how it all started.
Github Issues are used to track bugs and tasks on the roadmap.
Feature Request Forums are used to suggest, discuss and upvote feature suggestions.
Please use the Stack Overflow TAG
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.
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.
Check out Rocket.Chat documentation.
Note that Rocket.Chat is distributed under the MIT License.
Quick start for code developers
Now just clone and start the app:
git clone https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat.git cd Rocket.Chat meteor npm install meteor npm start
In order to debug the server part use meteor debugging. You should use Chrome for best debugging experience:
You'll find a nodejs icon in the developer console.
If you are not a developer and just want to run the server - see deployment methods.
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.
We are experimenting with Lingohub. If you want to help, send an email to support at rocket.chat to be invited to the translation project.
How to Contribute
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
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