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The Lounge Alternatives
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The Lounge reviews and mentions
Matrix 2.0: How we’re making Matrix go voom
28 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Feb 2023
For the other layers one can front-end IRC with TheLounge  or Convos . TheLounge only persists history in private mode meaning that users are created in that front-end and chat messages are in Redis. For small networks or groups of friends this is probably fine.
Notably missing is voice chat. I use the Mumble client  with the Murmur or uMurmur  server which is light-weight enough to run on ones home router. I use it on Alpine Linux, works great. It's not a shiny and attention grabbing as Discord but probably fine for everyone else. For people to create their own voice channels would require the full-blown Murmur server.
 - https://github.com/thelounge
 - https://thelounge.chat/
 - https://github.com/convos-chat/convos/
 - https://convos.chat/
 - https://www.mumble.info/
Most used selfhosted services in 2022?
103 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 27 Dec 2022
TheLounge (https://github.com/thelounge/thelounge) - web IRC client that I set to listen on my vpn/mesh. Works great on desktop and mobile, and supports push notifications.
TheLounge: Modern, responsive, cross-platform, self-hosted web IRC client
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Dec 2022
IRCv3 2022 Spec round-up
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Nov 2022
FWIW TheLounge  and Convos  can front-end an IRC server giving it much of the look of a modern client and also chat persistence when using TheLounge in private mode. The trade-off in my opinion is scalability. With a bog standard IRCD I can handle tens of thousands of clients per node. Adding web persistent chat adds memory usage.
 - https://github.com/thelounge https://thelounge.chat/
 - https://github.com/convos-chat/convos/ https://convos.chat/
Discord Will Not Help
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Nov 2022
This won't likely help after the fact but I would suggest separating Artwork discussion into their own Discord server and then move all business partners and certainly financial information discussion with employees into private self-hosted servers so that one has control over the server, chat filters, IP/domain blocks and even approved/denied web links. It's not perfect and some may not be happy about having to register on a second site friction and all but it sounds like in this case it would have helped. Leave cloaking disabled on the business server so you can see where people are connecting from ahead of time and password protect sensitive channels.
Additionally IRC server filters can be updated daily with the most prevalent scam domains using the same sources as uBlock and a few other git mirrors on github. One could even block all text that appears to be any kind of URL and instead require them to get on voice chat to verify themselves. uMurmur is a tiny daemon that is very easy and quick to set up and one can also password protect channels on uMurmur. There is an android client for uMurmur called Mumla.
Take a look at Ngircd  and TheLounge as a quick way to set up a private secure chat server in less than 20 minutes. uMurmur  takes even less time to set up. All three daemons are available in sever Linux distribution repositories and have example configurations.
 - https://ngircd.barton.de/
 - https://thelounge.chat/
Can Mastodon Survive Europe’s Digital Services Act?
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Nov 2022
I am pretty sure nobody except nerds knows what IRC is right now. It's long since been supplanted by user-friendlier group chat services.
I agree with this. Like I mentioned this is slowly changing with web front-ends to IRC like TheLounge. NGIRCD  + TheLounge  take all of about 10 minutes to set up and then maybe another 10 minutes to tie that into and configure IRC services such as Anope. I would not be surprised if this has already been automated with Docker or Ansible. Discord and Slack will probably be popular until they reach critical mass and feel confident enough to start doing hostile things to their user base or until someone with a large ego purchases them.
 - https://ngircd.barton.de/
 - https://thelounge.chat/
Ask HN: Private group chat with no registration
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Nov 2022
UnrealIRCD front-ended by TheLounge web interface that has history would fit what you described, but the setup is not super quick. No registration would be required, TheLounge provides chat persistence. Both are open source. Visitors would not need to be technical and would not need to know IRC commands. Rooms can be deleted by the channel operator. TheLounge is browser based and does not require any additional software.
 - https://www.unrealircd.org/ https://github.com/unrealircd/unrealircd/
Eww: ElKowars wacky widgets
4 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 9 Oct 2022
IRC is a mature, extensible, open protocol, with a wide variety of server and client implementations to suit many use cases, servers can be self-hosted and federated, and modern web-based clients like The Lounge or Convos offer a user experience equivalent to Discord, Slack, etc.
Self-Hosted LAN Matrix/Synapse Server
2 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 24 Aug 2022
Anyway, if it's all local and plain text, IRC is pretty easy. Bread and butter is group chat, but easy enough to private message as well. ergo (https://ergo.chat/about) is very easy to get going on the server side. And TheLounge (https://thelounge.chat/) is a mobile friendly web client that you can have users authenticate against. Very easy to configure with a SDN like ZeroTier, Nebula, etc.
Your top 5 best self hosted apps?
36 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 22 Aug 2022
The Lounge - Web based IRC client, makes it easy to get onto IRC regardless of the computer I'm on. Plus easy idling.
A note from our sponsor - InfluxDB
www.influxdata.com | 21 Mar 2023
thelounge/thelounge is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.
The Lounge is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.