[swift-corelibs-dev] Informal Chat Medium

Alex Blewitt alblue at apple.com
Thu Aug 3 03:33:16 CDT 2017

> On 2 Aug 2017, at 20:34, David Hart via swift-corelibs-dev <swift-corelibs-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello Corelibs dev,

Hi David, welcome!

> A few months back, I wanted to start contributing more seriously to Swift Open Source. I ended up helping out on the Swift Package Manager project and had a very positive experience. It’s not easy to jump into a big project and it would not have been such a success for me without their official Slack channel where I was grateful to often find a helping hand when I had doubts, questions, or wanted to discuss and understand the process or direction of the project. That medium really helped me to ask the kind of questions I was afraid to ask on the mailing-list, which feels like a more formal medium.
> Now that I’m looking into what I can do on corelibs-foundation, I really wish an equivalent channel existed. Is this an idea the corelibs team would be interested in entertaining?

Yes, and indeed something that's been discussed for a while now is the possibility of moving the mailing lists to a forum:


Although Ted initially started the discussion with 'for swift-evolution' he later clarified he thought all should move:


While it's not a Slack channel, I wonder if this would suit your needs if it were to happen?


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