[swift-corelibs-dev] Informal Chat Medium
david at hartbit.com
Thu Aug 3 03:42:17 CDT 2017
> On 3 Aug 2017, at 10:33, Alex Blewitt <alblue at apple.com> wrote:
>> 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?
I’ve followed those discussions and am very excited about moving the mailing lists to Discourse, but I think it doesn’t fundamentally change the medium. I think a chat channel is really a different beast.
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