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## Bundling of Mattermost now and maybe Rocket Chat in the future
In this release we bundle Mattermost, an open source on-premises Slack alternative.
More context can be found in [the announcement](https://about.gitlab.com/2015/08/18/gitlab-loves-mattermost/).
The current release is in alpha state, we can't guaranty it will be upgradable and recommend to not expose it to the public internet.
After we announced the Mattermost integration we [saw that Rocket Chat is also interested in shipping in the GitLab Omnibus packages](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10081963).
We didn't consider Rocket Chat since they run on top of MongoDB and we prefer PostgreSQL but it seems that [elephants don't fly, most of the time](https://github.com/meteor/postgres-packages).
Rocket Chat is committed to [make it compatible with the Omnibus packages](https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat/milestones/GitLab%200.8).
We think we might ship it the Omnibus packages GitLab 8.1 although earlier, later and not at all are also options.
Having two different Slack alternatives in the GitLab packages is not ideal.
But both projects are moving quickly and we find it hard to pick a winner now.
Consider the alpha state a warning that we don't guaranty that both will ship with GitLab forever.
## Bundling of Mattermost now, possibly RocketChat in the future
In this release we've bundled Mattermost, an open source on-premises Slack alternative.
More information can be found in [the announcement](https://about.gitlab.com/2015/08/18/gitlab-loves-mattermost/).
The current release is in alpha state, so we can't guarantee it will be upgradable and recommend against exposing it to the public Internet.
After we announced the Mattermost integration we [saw that RocketChat is also interested in shipping with the GitLab Omnibus packages](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10081963).
We didn't consider RocketChat since they run on top of MongoDB while we prefer PostgreSQL, but it
seems that [elephants don't fly, most of the time](https://github.com/meteor/postgres-packages).
RocketChat is committed to [becoming compatible with the Omnibus packages](https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat/milestones/GitLab%200.8).
We're thinking of shipping RocketChat with the Omnibus packages of GitLab 8.1 (although earlier,
later, and not at all are also options). Having two different Slack alternatives
in the GitLab packages is not ideal. But both projects are moving quickly and
we find it hard to pick a winner now. Consider the alpha state a warning that
we don't guarantee that both will ship with GitLab forever.
## Other changes
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