[MidoNet] [MidoNet-dev] [MidoNet-user] Slack vs IRC

Jan Hilberath jan at midokura.com
Tue Aug 4 17:20:55 UTC 2015


On August 5, 2015 2:05:39 AM GMT+09:00, Ivan Kelly <ivan at midokura.com> wrote:
>>  backtrace history for all users,
> Only up to 10k messages it seems
>easy channel discovery,
>Normally when I want to ask people questions about an open source
>in real time, I'll go to my IRC client which I already have open, and
>connected to freenode and do /j #projectname. This normally works. When
>doesn't work, I give up. I suspect it's similar for other people also.
>> easy signup,
>As opposed to no signup.
>> When we were on IRC previously, we had an issue of many of our
>> contributors not participating. When we moved to Slack, we saw a
>> uptake in activity.  I am afraid that moving back to IRC will lower
>> community adoption.
>People are only going to have any midonet specific chat open if a) they
>have the client open all the time already or b) work almost exclusively
>with midonet. For a), i think much more people will have IRC open,
>especially since for linux slack requires a tab to itself for each
>For the latter crowd, they'll use whatever the majority of the rest
>Many of the existing MidoNet devs and users are already using Slack for
>> their work, and we've heard no major complaints.
>Slack sucks <- here's one :)
>Especially if you use linux.
>MidoNet-dev mailing list
>MidoNet-dev at lists.midonet.org

Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
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