As you probably know then Matrix is secure, distributed, federated and modern communication network and Element (formerly Riot) is a client that has the widest coverage of Matrix specifications (messages, files, audio and video calls, end-to-end encryption, verification, etc).
TJC containes couple of threads, where we can see clear interest in native Matrix clients https://together.jolla.com/questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/page:1/query:Matrix/
The newest mention of Sailfish in Matrix Blog refers to https://hackmd.io/sbg763aISKCPi5SdT7tSdw
As Sailfish has had native working XMPP client from day 1 (with a limited subset of XEP’s implemented, but nevertheless mostly working fine), but Matrix has seen good uptake recently, then it would be useful to know if Jolla OY:
- is planning to invest in XMPP client to improve it’s features or keeps it at current functionality
- is planning follow latest trends in secure communications and invest in the development of native Matrix client
- is thinking about moving some of its developer and community communications to Matrix (as Mozilla, KDE, Pine64 and others have recently done), but as new forum has been recently released, then this may not be a reasonable question…
In this Telepathy Tank development work you see some Russian language in screenshots, so it would be interesting to know if Aurora devs are doing this or it is a separate development initiative (as Russian language does not imply only to Russia).
As there is no native client, then I have been using Riot from F-Droid (in a day or two available as Element) and I wonder if there is a way to count how many others are doing the same. I’ve looked at the server logs, and Riot’s user agent string is not unique enough to refer clearly to Sailfish - so counting hits from servers will not help a lot.