Desktop client for Matrix using Qt and C++20. (by Nheko-Reborn)

Nheko Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to nheko

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better nheko alternative or higher similarity.

nheko discussion

Log in or Post with

nheko reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of nheko. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-31.
  • Shutting down the letsblock.it project and its official instance
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Mar 2024
  • PSA: security vulnerability in qBitorrent 4.5.x webUI
    2 projects | /r/DataHoarder | 26 Feb 2023
    Look at this, notice anything different? https://github.com/Nheko-Reborn/nheko/issues/new/choose
  • This Year in Matrix
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Dec 2022
    Nheko has been around for a number of years. Never used it myself though.


  • Matrix was worth the effort to self host.
    8 projects | /r/selfhosted | 18 Sep 2022
    Matrix clients hit different than pretty much any other chat client I've use before. Theres multiple clients I've found like nheko, moments, element that are a pleasure to look at and smooth as hell. Even better you can have users use web services like Element Web to sign-up and chat. Its sick.
  • What flatpaks are "official" (i.e., directly from the application's developer)?
    5 projects | /r/linux | 3 May 2022
    The Nheko flatpak is official. Just compare the source to the nightlies we build and upload to our nightly repo.
  • GTK4 Matrix Client
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Apr 2022
    Like almost every client out there it has no support for e2ee. I was happy to find https://nheko-reborn.github.io (I'm a KDE user so Qt apps are preferred).
  • Mozilla Thunderbird Beta now supports Matrix chat
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Apr 2022
  • weed rule
    1 project | /r/196 | 24 Mar 2022
    There's also FluffyChat or Nheko if Element is too heavy.
  • Using Files with Browsers, in Reality
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Mar 2022
    I probably wouldn't have guessed that `e.dataTransfer.items` gets cleared at the first await (since I'm not a proficient web developer), but I would've been extremely wary of this code in general. Additionally (not tied to async-await but race conditions in general), is `item.getAsFileSystemHandle()` a TOCTTOU vulnerability where the type of an item can change between folders and files and symlinks etc., while this code is running?

    Rust's & vs. &mut system largely eliminates shared state hazards in both threading and asynchronity (&mut is exclusive/unaliased and can't be mutated by other threads or event loop jobs, and & is difficult and unidiomatic to mutate), though it doesn't solve async cancellation errors (https://carllerche.com/2021/06/17/six-ways-to-make-async-rus..., discussed at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27542504), or filesystem TOCTTOU (https://blog.rust-lang.org/2022/01/20/cve-2022-21658.html as well as user code).

    Qt event loop reentrancy is fun(tm) as well. It looks like a blocking call, but spawns a nested event loop which can do anything (but rarely enough to lull you into a false sense of complacency), resulting in segfaults like https://github.com/Nheko-Reborn/nheko/issues/656 (workaround at https://github.com/Nheko-Reborn/nheko/commit/570d00b000bd558..., I didn't look into it). And Qt lacks "easy" await syntax and a framework based on calling red functions (though I didn't look into C++20 coroutines yet, perhaps https://www.qt.io/blog/asynchronous-apis-in-qt-6 or https://github.com/mhogomchungu/tasks or https://blog.blackquill.cc/asynchronous-qtquick-uis-and-thei...?).

  • Introducing Native Matrix VoIP with Element Call!
    5 projects | /r/linux | 5 Mar 2022
  • A note from our sponsor - SaaSHub
    www.saashub.com | 21 Jun 2024
    SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives Learn more →


Basic nheko repo stats
7 days ago

Nheko-Reborn/nheko is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

nheko is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of nheko is C++.

Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.