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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: IRC channel for developers
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:01:24 GMT
I'm afraid that the site on which the data were recorded is off now.

I suggest you get connected on IRC for a few days, and you will see
which kind of convo we have. Very boring, indeed ...

On 9/10/07, Yeliz Eseryel <yeliz2002@alum.syracuse.edu> wrote:
> Hi Emmanuel,
> Thanks for the explanation.
> Actually, the content of IRC is still interesting to me (since it
> seems to show coordination of task among members, although among 2
> members at a time). You say you don't have "anymore" logging set up,
> which makes me think it was recorded at one point. Is that the case?
> You think I can access whatever was recorded before?
> Yeliz.
>
> On 9/10/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Yeliz,
> >
> > sadly, we don't have anymore logging set up for IRC. And I must say
> > that generally speaking, those conversation are not very interesting
> > from your point of view.
> >
> > The point about IRC is just to discuss very precise things wich does
> > not worth being shared with the community through the mailing lits,
> > like "you have committed this code, it breaks the build, can you fix
> > it", or stuff like that which have very short lives. We prefer using
> > the ML for questions which can be interesting to the community. This
> > is the point : when a convo seems to be interesting on IRC, it's
> > copied/pasted on the ML. IRC convo can also be very personnal, like
> > when we have to organize travels to a conference.
> >
> > IRC has been set up at the beginning of the project, like the mailing list.
> >
> > Regarding the percentage, I have no idea. I would say 70% when it
> > comes to dev 2 dev convos, but very few for dev 2 users convos. No
> > important decision is made on IRC, so the balance may change even for
> > dev 2 dev convo.
> >
> > Hope it helps.
> >
> > On 9/10/07, Spark Shen <smallsmallorgan@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > I think directly discuss our development problem in the mailing list is a
> > > better idea. Just a suggestion.
> > >
> > > 2007/9/10, Yeliz Eseryel < yeliz2002@alum.syracuse.edu>:
> > > > Hi guys,
> > > >
> > > > I am wondering if the conversations at the IRC channel (for
> > > > developers) are being logged somewhere that I can access?
> > > >
> > > > If it is not being logged, would you please give me an idea on 1) When
> > > > you started using IRC (for developers), 2) What is the main purpose of
> > > > this channel 3) On average, what percent of developers' communication
> > > > occurs over this channel.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you.
> > > > Yeliz.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Yeliz Eseryel
> > > > Ph.D Student in Information Science & Technology
> > > > Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> > > > http://enterprisesystems.blogspot.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Spark Shen
> > > China Software Development Lab, IBM
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Cordialement,
> > Emmanuel L├ęcharny
> > www.iktek.com
> >
>
>
> --
> Yeliz Eseryel
> Ph.D Student in Information Science & Technology
> Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> http://enterprisesystems.blogspot.com
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>


-- 
Regards,
Cordialement,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com

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