Re: [Openmama-dev] Gitter vs IRC

Damian Maguire <d.maguire@...>
 

Having toyed with it a bit, as well as many of the alternatives, I think Gitter is a really good option – public, easy to use for new users (beats IRC on that front), enough platform support for regular users to work with, preserves history (again beats IRC default), much more open than Slack etc. Integrations might need some work (CI notifications in the IRC channel are nice for example), but I think we can work around that.

 

So yeah, my vote is go for it (with some sort of plan for deprecating Freenode of course).

 

Cheers,

 

D

 

Damian Maguire

Senior Sales Engineer

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From: <openmama-dev-bounces@...> on behalf of Frank Quinn <fquinn.ni@...>
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:05 PM
To: openmama-dev <openmama-dev@...>, "openmama-users@..." <openmama-users@...>
Subject: [Openmama-dev] Gitter vs IRC

 

Hi folks,

We're currently looking at gitter as a potential IRC compatible replacement and my personal opinion is that we should go with it.

 

You can already mess about in the proposed channel; you can read anonymously, or use a github or twitter account to contribute: 

 

https://gitter.im/OpenMAMA/OpenMAMA

It has several great features:

1. Instant messages are persisted to the room, so you will see history when you log in
2. Sensible concurrent login access with no username1 nonsense
3. Web front end comes for free
4. Provided by github so integrates very nicely into the project wiki etc
5. Native client provided for Mac, windows, Linux, iPhone and android
6. Also compatible with standard IRC clients

Downsides:

1. It increases the github lock-in
2. You'll need a github or twitter account to contribute

If anyone has any feedback about making the move, please speak up now. I'm sending this to both users and developers because it will impact both and I'll welcome and consider all responses. I'd hope that we can agree a decision one way or another by 7th June, then (if necessary) take the plunge.

Cheers,
Frank


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