Release of Zulip 6 messaging platform

took place release Zulip 6 , the server platform for the deployment of corporate messengers suitable for organizing communication between employees and groups of developers. The project was originally developed by Zulip and was opened after its absorption by Dropbox under the Apache 2.0 license. The server part code written in the Python language using the DJango framework. Client for available for linux, windows, macos, Android and iOS , also provides a built-in Web interface.

The system supports as a straight line Exchange of messages between two people, and conducting group discussions. Zulip can be compared with the service slack and consider as an internal corporate analogue of Twitter, used to communicate and discuss the working issues in large groups of employees. Funds are provided for tracking the condition and participation simultaneously in several discussions using a threaded message display model, which is the optimal compromise between linking to Slack rooms and the Twitter unified public space. The simultaneous thread -shaped display of all discussions allows you to cover all groups in one place, while preserving the logical separation between them.

From the capabilities of Zulip, you can also note support for sending messages to the user to Offline mode (messages will be delivered after appearing in Online), maintaining a complete history of discussion on the server and finding a search in the archive, the possibility of sending files in Drag-And-Drop mode , automatic syntax lighting for code transmitted in messages, built -in marking language for quick lists and formatting texts, means for group sending notifications, the ability to create closed groups, integration with Trac, Nagios, Github, Jenkin, Git, Subversion, Jira, Puppet , RSS, Twitter and other services, means to bind to the messages of visual marks.

The main innovations:

  • The design of the side panel has been changed, in which navigation is simplified by discussion. The panel now displays information about the emergence of new messages in private discussions, which can be switched by one click. Topics with unread mention are marked with a symbol “@”. The channels are divided into fixed, active and not active.

  • Added support for viewing in one place of recent discussions, covering both the channels and private discussions.

/Media reports cited above.