Zulip is an open source chat software. The communication is organized thematically in streams. Users can independently create streams or subscribe to streams of their interest. A distinction is made between public and private streams. Any user can join a public stream. To join a private stream you need an invitation from a member of the stream.
We now provide a Zulip installation for students and staff of the Institute of Computer Science. You can reach it at (chat.ifi.lmu.de).
It is possible to use the web client, which is directly accessible via the link, or alternatively a desktop client, which is available for many platforms. There are also mobile clients for Android and iOS in the respective stores.
Logging in is done via the CIP account without the “@cip.ifi.lmu.de”. If you have no CIP account yet, you can create one with the LMU account on CipConf.
It is possible to submit support requests via Zulip. Since not all employees are always online, it is important that these requests are addressed to all RBG members to ensure that they are processed promptly. To do this, simply select new private messages under “Private Messages” and choose the group “RBG IfI” as the recipient.
A distinction is made between official and non-official streams, regardless of their public or private status.
Reason: The users should be able to recognize immediately that a stream is official.
For official streams, the relevant organisation is shown on the left: LFE, IFI, etc
For an event the scheme could look like this: PMS-20S Promo Reading Discussion
Even if a stream is private, it may not have a name identical or similar to the official naming scheme.
The description of the stream must allow users and admins to classify the stream.
For streams where the name could leak either very private or security / data protection related information slightly different rules apply: