[swift-evolution] Setting expectations on when we move to Discourse
rodney.brown6 at icloud.com
Fri Jul 21 08:29:20 CDT 2017
Perhaps there’s just a lot of work to do at the moment that has a higher priority than getting an improved Swift Community Comms method. I can scarcely fathom the amount of work within Apple being done to make sure Swift 4, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, Xcode 9, and all the other great projects all get out sometime within the next few months.
My expectation is that once we move past the hard deadlines of these releases, there would be time to start performing this move. The issue isn’t just setting up a server. There are a lot of other issues beyond the actual implementation (legal, setting the conversations up right, scale, security, simple prioritisation of resources to *do* the albeit relatively small amount of work).
> On 21 Jul 2017, at 2:20 am, Tino Heth via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Moving to Discourse (from the mailing lists) is something that is being scoped out, but I wanted to lay some expectations that the move will not be immediate.
> I can comprehend that hard problems like ABI-stability take a while, but imho it's no good sign that a (a least from a technical standpoint) simple task like setting up a server needs so much time.
> That status update is quite old now, and I guess many have been disappointed that the switch wasn't finished until or during the last WWDC…
> Is the move still on the agenda, or did the decision die silently in the last months? (or did I just break my spamfilter and I'm already receiving messages from Discourses' mail gateway? ;-)
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