[swift-evolution] Github Issues

Kevin Ballard kevin at sb.org
Wed Feb 10 19:59:37 CST 2016

GitHub's issue tracker is pretty awful. Not only is it missing a lot of
functionality that one would expect from an issue tracker, it also fails
horribly at a vehicle for discussion. GitHub issues simply don't scale
well for discussions that go beyond a handful of messages.

-Kevin Ballard

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016, at 06:41 AM, James Campbell via swift-evolution wrote:
> A while back I brought up the fact that since Swift is developed
> openly in Github perhaps the best way to discuss changes is in
> Github itself.
> This was a very controversal topic. Overall my feeling is it would
> help people to keep up with discussions and to duck out of ones they
> don't care about. I wasn't the only one to feel this way and got some
> good support for this.
> My inbox is 75% swift-evolution for things I don't care about. I think
> things have gotten a bit crazy as this week in the latest
> #NatashaTheRobot someone has now built a custom app just to organize
> the swift evolution talks
> https://stylemac.com/hirundo
> Think about this, someone has felt that following these discussions is
> that hard. That not only is two daily newsletters not enough but we
> should need a special app for this.
> If this doesn't say the mailing list is a bad idea, I don't know what
> is. Add that to the face I've seen at least 5 or 6 times the same
> topic re-posted as it went on a wild tangent, people lost where
> somebody said something important or a bunch of other stuff was posted
> so everyone ignored that email. *___________________________________*

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