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Re: Retiring Airflow Gitter?


@anirudh @barni could you guys add whoever manages the k8s slack please?

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 2:30 AM Ash Berlin-Taylor <ash@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm not a fan of slack for open source work - it's a walled garden,
> signing up is a hurdle (where you have to use a work around of a heroku
> app), not to mention that the client is just so memory hungry!
>
> I'm just a curmudgeon who still likes IRC mainly. So long as I can install
> https://slack.com/apps/A7DL60U5D-irccloud/ <
> https://blog.irccloud.com/slack-integration/> I won't object ;)
>
> (I am not a fan of Gitter either, but I am constantly logged in via their
> IRC gateway. I'm usually the only PPMC responding in there, Bolke pops up
> from time-to-time too)
>
> -ash
>
> > On 1 Sep 2018, at 02:40, Sid Anand <sanand@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Great feedback. There is an overwhelming interest in moving Gitter to
> > Slack. Just curious: for the folks who set up Slack for other Apache
> > projects, did you go via an Apache Infra ticket?
> >
> > -s
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM James Meickle
> > <jmeickle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.invalid> wrote:
> >
> >> I am in the gitter chat most work days and there's always activity.
> >>
> >> I would be fine with switching to permanent retention slack for
> >> searchability but don't see the point of switching without that feature.
> >>
> >> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 12:59 Sid Anand <sanand@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >>> For a while now, we have had an Airflow Gitter account. Though this
> >> seemed
> >>> like a good idea initially, I'd like to hear from the community if
> anyone
> >>> gets value of out it. I don't believe any of the committers spend any
> >> time
> >>> on Gitter.
> >>>
> >>> Early on, the initial committers tried to be available on it, but soon
> >>> found it impossible to be available on all the timezones in which we
> had
> >>> users. Furthermore, Gitter notoriously sucks at making previously
> >> answered
> >>> questions discoverable. Also, the single-threaded nature of Gitter
> >>> essentially makes it confusing to debug/discuss more than on topic at a
> >>> time.
> >>>
> >>> The community seems to be humming along by relying on the Apache
> mailing
> >>> lists, which don't suffer the downside listed above. Hence, as newbies
> >> join
> >>> Apache Airflow, they likely hop onto Gitter. Are they getting value
> from
> >>> it? If not, perhaps we are doing them a disservice and should consider
> >> just
> >>> deleting it.
> >>>
> >>> Thoughts welcome.
> >>> -s
> >>>
> >>
>
>