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Re: goes IRC, enters gitter.im

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rvalyi@akretion.com
- 16/10/2015 21:10:59
Hello. I'm not convinced by these chats either. The existing channels are working well enough, Im not sure multiplying the channels is productive. I propose to analyse this again later in the year, it doesn't feel like a necessity right now. In the rare case two or more people feel like they want to sprint together on something, they do open some kind of chat anyway, so...
Don't foget that too much real time can make you loose your focus in real work, not sure it's what we want... I also feel it could end up being highjack for commercial activity like fishing for leads on the support chat and that would have a potential to create tensions between the contributors...

My 2 cts

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM, David Arnold <dar@devco.co> wrote:
True so! Wouldn't it be pan option to let meta discussion converge in the maintainers-repo chat room? Like this, chat one the individual repos can greatly improve in focus and we can realize kind of lightweight code sprints efficiently. That would be so cool... 

Kind of: "Hey dude, are you available? Let's meed in gitter on repo x and get this PR done quickly. I'm available during the next 4 hours. What do you think?"

Or: "Hey buddy, join the gitter channel, and I'll help you quickly to improve your Issue documentation."

This is not something I see to be that convenient with IRC.

El vie., 16 oct. 2015 a las 14:23, <Pedro@pad.odoo-community.org> escribió:
One of the problems it has is that it doesn't have a centralized chat for all OCA, just one chat per repo, who is not what is intended.

Regards.

2015-10-16 21:08 GMT+02:00 David Arnold <dar@devco.co>:
Hi!

As a recomendation of Alexandre, I want to open discussion on modernizing the chat stack.

IRC is not user friedly to the modern user! (If you want challange this claim, please advise so explicitly for an efficient discussion)

So enters gitter.im It is very easy to have all kind of meta discussion about issues, PR, etc in an efficient and tightly integrated way.

It's simply better in every aspect, I can imagine. It has the "wow effect".

So without being overwhelmingly euphoric, I want to request/suggest to give an official try by OCA. If it sucks, IRC doesn't disappear. If it rules, never will we talk about IRC again.

Would that be feasible? For example as a test on the maintainer-tools repo? Some assigned maintainer would be willing to set up and open a way for testing (with a very big TESTING warning)? If you consider doing this, just click here (https://gitter.im/oca/maintainer-tools) and complete the process. I'm eager to join such channel to get better instant feedback.

Best David

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