[Jenkins-infra] Slack for Jenkins project?

Richard Bywater richard at byh2o.com
Fri Jun 12 09:09:12 UTC 2015


No opinion either way but on a more positive side to those kinds of
services (which I guess could be negative to some people), those services
tend to be better at catching up with discussions that have happened whilst
you weren't around.

With IRC, of course, unless you leave a client connected all the time you
can't really easily see and respond to previous discussions whereas with
services like Slack/Hipchat/Flowdock/etc. the whole history is there to see.

I'd have to (cheekily) argue with the "if you want real time communication
about Jenkins, #jenkins is where you go" as every time I go there its like
a ghost town with a lot of nicks hanging around but no answers or talk :)
(Wonders of being in the NZ timezone I guess...)

Richard.

On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at 20:28 Daniel Beck <ml at beckweb.net> wrote:

>
> On 12.06.2015, at 04:37, Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>
> > I'm not suggesting that Jenkins CI project gets rid of IRC,
> > but since it is possible to use Slack for free, why not
> > set it up, and see how it goes for end users?
>
> What about the risk of fragmenting communication in the community?
>
> Right now, if you want real time communication about Jenkins, #jenkins is
> where you go. If we join all kinds of other services, where would you go?
>
> It also looks like that requires an account, a further barrier to entry.
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