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Mattermost v1.2: Easier Onboarding, Enhanced Search, Hubot, Cloud Foundry, Code Themes

With Mattermost v1.2.1, an open source Slack-alternative, now offers easier onboarding for new users, easier to search, and easier to connect with external applications.  You can install Mattermost v1.2.1 today and view source code here (if you like what you see, please give us a star?). Easy Onboarding Mattermost now offers new users an optional tutorial …

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 applications 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 …

Mattermost 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 …

An invitation for contributions

Mattermost is gaining attention in Silicon Valley, and we’d like to start engaging more with the global community. We’re inviting you to contribute to Mattermost today! 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 …

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, …

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