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The week after Mattermost announces markdown support, Slack announces same feature

This is probably a coincidence, but after Mattermost announced markdown support last week, Slack announced the same feature yesterday. Markdown is an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format that can optionally be converted to HTML, which is commonly used in the open source community for documentation. Last Thursday, Mattermost wrote a blog post on creating richly formatted posts with headings, lists, code …

The Magic of Mattermost Markdown

We’re happy to announce that Mattermost is adopting markdown for text rendering. This lets Mattermost users communicate with greater expression and precision through font formatting, emoji, headings, bullet points, tables and many other options. As an open source Slack-alternative, we get a lot of feature requests for functionality that Slack doesn’t provide, and markdown was high on the …

The Magic of Mattermost Markdown

We’re happy to announce that Mattermost is adopting markdown for text rendering. This lets Mattermost users communicate with greater expression and precision through font formatting, emoji, headings, bullet points, tables and many other options. As an open source Slack-alternative, we get a lot of feature requests for functionality that Slack doesn’t provide, and markdown was high on the …

An invitation for contributions

Mattermost is gaining attention in Silicon Valley, and we’d like to start engaging more with the global community. Mattermost is written in Golang and React. If you’re interested in sharpening your skills around these technologies, and building relationships with like-minded engineers, Mattermost could be an ideal project. We’ve set up infrastructure and tools to make …

Mattermost Beta1 now available

We’re happy to announce Mattermost Beta1 (v0.7.0) is now available for download. Detailed changes can be found in our release notes. Please share questions and feedback on the Mattermost forum, which is monitored regularly by the Mattermost core team. The focus of Beta1 was on GitLab Mattermost–a co-branded version of Mattermost integrated with GitLab security that now ships as part …

Documentation Guidelines

Mattermost serves a global audience, who might not use English as their first language. Please keep documentation simple, effective and ready-to-translate. Simple Aim for the reading ability of an 11-year old. Use short sentences. Avoid large words. When things get complicated, choose clarity over completeness. Effective Focus on achieving understanding in the reader, over total correctness Start with what’s important, …

Mattermost v0.6.0-rc2 available

We’re happy to announce the second release candidate for Mattermost v0.6.0-alpha, and we plan to ship the final version Friday, August 7, 2015.While this version is in production use by multiple teams, secured behind VPNs and other safeguards, we’re being conservative and calling v0.6.0 “alpha” and recommending it not be used in production deployments since we can’t guarantee API stability or …

Open source, on-premises, Slack-alternative

Howdy! We’re a YC-backed indie video game company releasing an open source alternative to Slack. It’s called “Mattermost” and it’s the team communication service our company’s run on since last year. Like Slack, you can send messages and files across channels, get notifications on unreads and mentions, and search history–all from your PC or smartphone. …

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