[Gluster-users] Adding a slack for communication?

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Thu Nov 9 10:38:29 UTC 2017

On 11/09/2017 09:05 AM, Sam McLeod wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 4:22 PM, Amye Scavarda <amye at redhat.com 
>> <mailto:amye at redhat.com>> wrote:
>>     From today's community meeting, we had an item from the issue queue:
>>     https://github.com/gluster/community/issues/13
>>     <https://github.com/gluster/community/issues/13>
>>     Should we have a Gluster Community slack team? I'm interested in
>>     everyone's thoughts on this.
> As fancy as Slack is, I really don't like how dependant so many 
> projects have become on it, it's not open source, the desktop client 
> is dreadful (heavy javascript webframe), you're at the mercy of the 
> companies decisions around the direction of their 'black box' software 
> platform etc...

+1.  If I am not online on IRC, I am not 'ping-able' at that point in 
time. From what I understand, slack takes that away by being able to 
send offline messages. We already have email for that. For people like 
me who get anxious until I hit reply to an email that is addressed to 
me, slack doesn't sound all that fun. Searching IRC archives on a need 
basis works just fine. On a lighter note, 
https://twitter.com/iamdevloper/status/926458505355235328 :-)


> Personally I've found that discourse is a fantastic platform for 
> project discussion, help and ideas: https://discourse.org
> and for chat I've found that if IRC + a good web frontend for 
> history/search isn't enough using either Mattermost 
> (https://about.mattermost.com/) or Rocket Chat (https://rocket.chat/) 
> has been very successful.
> Just my 2c and I'll be happy to be a part of the community no matter 
> where it ends up.
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> Sam McLeod
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