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Mumble isn't discontinued. There is major development happening to bring a major new version to a stable release. The Guthub repository for this project has activity as of yesterday, March 29, 2019.

I like the fact that I can self-host the application if I want major privacy or I can purchase hosting from someone else.

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Really great VOIP app with the lowest latency out there. As for the voice quality, it uses the same codex as TeamSpeak, so it's really not practical to compare them in that department.

Also, it's important to talk about the persistent chat functionality or lack thereof. I really don't think that Mumble will benefit from having a proper chat system in place, since the majority of its users use it for the ability to provide low latency voice comms, not for the ability to chat with each other, since users probably already have an ability to do so using other platforms (and probably even better). It would be nice to have a chat history in Mumble, but I don't think that it will benefit a lot of people.

As for security and privacy, it is the best app that you can find out there. With transparent and publicly available code, it's the only thing that you can use with a peace of mind that you are in control of your data and where it goes. The ACL's in this app are incredible, with all the fine tuning that you can possibly think of all available out of the box.

The clients for this app are awesome, working perfectly without any crashes or menus that you don't understand because you didn't read the docs enough. It's unofficial Android client is fine, although don't expect the same latency as on PC (it's on average about 100 or so ms higher, but don't take my word on that).

Overall, the ability to setup servers without any licensing bullshit, changing weird settings or dealing with proprietary software is what we need in every VOIP app.

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Sadly there's not much point to a text chat app that clears all record of text between logins.

As far as voice goes, Mumble works on par with Teamspeak - just it's totally useless for literally anything else. This is not an alternative, it is a significant downgrade.

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It was tough for me to get a server but I was able to do it and I love it. Able to talk between GNU/Linux users and Windows.

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