Slack-like chat (also for GSOC)

Clemens Lang cal at
Sun May 12 19:15:49 UTC 2019


On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 11:38:16PM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> I know that our official channels only include mailing lists, IRC and
> PR/ticket discussion so far, but I'm curious about your stand with
> respect to setting up a service like Zulip Chat / Rocket Chat / ...
> for aiding the GSOC communication when higher frequency of potentially
> simple questions would be needed. I know IRC could fulfill such a
> task, but it doesn't work too well for me. (I'm offline when at work,
> cannot really use phone efficiently for communication etc..)

I don't have particularly strong feelings about any of these solutions
with a slight tendency towards an open source solution. I do see the
benefits compared to IRC also from experience at work. If that's
something we as a community agree on, I wouldn't mind switching my IRC

> Would it be realistic to install such a service on breaburn if needed?
> (Or is it too complex / too much work?)

I'd prefer a SaaS offering here. Self-hosting just increases the
maintenance burden and I don't think we need the configurability.


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