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Mattermost v1.4: Docs and Deployments (next: Localization)

Two fundamental elements of open source projects are having effective, easy-to-use documentation and real-world deployments that share back tools and learnings to benefit the community. In this month’s release announcement for Mattermost v1.4 we note some of that wonderful work: Docs With the release of v1.4 we’ve created docs.mattermost.com to upgrade and centralize product documentation. The materials are …

Mattermost v1.3: Open source Slack-alternative a Top 10 Project of 2015

What do Git, R, and Mattermost have in common? We’ve each been named a Top 10 Open Source Project of 2015 by opensource.com! Huge thanks to the community for all your support. The honor highlights the incredible momentum of Mattermost in 2015, which continues in December with Mattermost v1.3:  New features: iOS app, fonts, smart auto-complete, LaTeX and more Long awaited open …

Open source Slack-alternative taking off

Since Mattermost 1.0 released as an open source Slack-alternative in October, the community has grown rapidly. When teams deploy, extend, and customize Mattermost, work is often shared back, making it easier and more compelling for others to do the same. New Installers The base layer of contributions is all about deployment, with open source installers …

Mattermost v1.1: Now connects to IRC, as well as your in-house applications

Mattermost v1.1, an open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative, now connects to your in-house systems in real time. We’re excited to announce new integrations support in Mattermost v1.1, and share examples from the community, such as the Matterbridge project connecting Mattermost to IRC, as well as fully-functional application templates created by the core team you can use to …

Open source Slack-alternative reaches 1.0: Self-host ready, Slack-compatible, MIT licensed

We’re pleased to announce that Mattermost 1.0 is now available for download. It’s passed its first security audit and now includes improved tools for IT admins running in production. Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative that offers modern communication from behind your firewall. We built it so users have a practical option for avoiding lock-in from proprietary SaaS …

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 …

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