On Tue, 15 Jun 2021 at 15:45, Thomas Martitz email@example.com wrote:
Am 14.06.21 um 23:30 schrieb Enrico Tröger:
Instead of quitting one could try IRC combined with the Matrix protocol bridge. This creates a very low threshold to ask questions (IRC on liberal.chat), while keeping the possibility to interact later even on the phone with the Element app.
It would require someone who is doing the setup and ideally also maintain for more than three weeks. Though if someone really wants to do it and there is actually a use for it, why not.
Well we could ditch IRC and bridging entirely and go for Matrix (and ML
- github) entirely. I'm using Matrix for personal communication lately
and I'm amazed. I have setup a home server and also experimented a bit with scripting bots.
In my past experience, key developers aren't even participating in IRC anymore so it's next to useless for me. I wouldn't give up on an "social" option yet where you can also discuss non-technical topics from time to time but I'm not attached to IRC really.
As I said above, IM of any sort is only really useful if enough people are in the same time zone, and actually participating, but for a project with low participation by "experts" it is a poor support mechanism.
Although maybe it is useful for the folks cooperating doing releases (whatever happened to 1.38 BTW?)
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