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From Michael Han <h...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: ZooKeeper Chat
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:41:27 GMT
Personally I'd give gitter a shot. There're Apache projects use it already

We also have IRC #zookeeper, there are quite a few folks there but the
channel is really quite, and IRC has some problems that gitter (and other
"modern" tools) has addressed.

[1] https://gitter.im/apacheignite/ignite
[2] https://gitter.im/apache/taverna

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Abraham Fine <afine@apache.org> wrote:

> Hello-
> I believe having a healthy chat platform could be great for the
> community and increase engagement for both developers and users.
> Currently ZooKeeper has an IRC channel on freenode but it does not seem
> to be heavily used right now. I think this may be related to IRC's
> shortcomings, primarily the difficulty in keeping state between chat
> sessions and a high barrier to entry for new users.
> So I think it may be valuable for us to explore some other options.
> Slack (https://slack.com) seems to be the popular choice these days but
> it does not natively support open signups (being able to just click a
> link on a web  page and join a room rather that getting an invitation
> beforehand) without some hacky tools (https://github.com/rauchg/slackin)
>  and the free tier has a limited search history.
> Gitter (https://gitter.im) is also popular for open source projects and
> ties auth to GitHub. It is free with unlimited users and message
> history.
> Mattermost (https://about.mattermost.com) appears to be a great open
> source solution that we would need to self host. It has desktop and
> mobile clients that should make using it easy.
> There are also a couple of solutions on top of IRC such as
> http://ircv3.net and https://www.irccloud.com but I am not very familiar
> with them.
> It would be great to hear what everyone thinks. Are things fine as they
> are right now or is it worth exploring another chat solution?
> Thanks,
> Abe


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