Open source chat platform
- Markdown-like syntax for messages
- File uploads to S3 or local storage with image thumbnails in the channel
- Inline maths based on MathJax
- Detection of URL's with automatic insertion of thumbnails or description with built-in support for Wikipedia, Youtube, Github and XKCD. It is easy to add support for other sites
- Email notifications sent to users after being mentioned or when they receive private messages if the user didn't read the messages
- Group-based permission system (the user interface for this is not complete yet)
- Message search based on Apache Solr
- Private messages are implemented as a special channel, giving the private chats identical functionality as the main channels
- API that allows for writing external clients
- Messages can be edited and deleted. The edit history of a message is preserved in the database.
Currently there are two separate clients:
The Emacs client is almost fully functional, and is complete enough to be used in production: https://github.com/lokedhs/potato-emacs
The Android client is functional, but still ugly. Help is always appreciated: https://github.com/lokedhs/PotatoAndroidTest And yes, the name of the project will change, once it works.
How to install
The easiest way to install the application is using Docker. An easy to
use installation using docker-compose can be found here:
https://github.com/lokedhs/potato-docker-compose. Further instructions
can be found the file
README.md in that repository.
If you would like to install everything from scratch, a manual
installation guide can be found in
Demo installation at: http://potato.dhsdevelopments.com/
No guarantees are made as to the persistence of anything posted on that server.