[Bf-committers] Weekly meetings and communication channels
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On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 12:22 AM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Stefan Werner <stewreo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > answers are inlined:
> >> On 28. Aug 2017, at 14:27, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> >> Proposal: alternate Monday meetings to be 10:00 and 18:00 Amsterdam
> time. Drop the Sunday meetings.
> > I like the alternating time idea, that should allow people from more
> time zones to participate.
> > Picking a right day is hard though - weekdays are good paid
> contributors, weekends better for volunteers.
> >> 1) Forums: (discourse)
> >> https://internals.rust-lang.org/categories <
> > Some kind of developer focussed forum is helpful, I would think. Right
> now, we’re abusing the bug tracker
> > as forum: https://developer.blender.org/T46258 <
> This looks like proper tracker use to me, focused design tasks for
> planning is fine.
> There are a few times I've seen people try and use tracker more like a
> forum for asking questions or submitting a patch which is really a
> question about code. I don't think its much of a problem.
> Even so, could be nice to try out a forum for developers.
> > Discussions like this don’t work at all on IRC and not very well in
> mailing lists.
> >> 2) Weekly activity log
> >> https://this-week-in-rust.org/ <https://this-week-in-rust.org/>
> > Helpful, we should do that.
> While it would be nice, are people interested to write/manage this?
> Maybe best to do a trial-run for ~5 weeks or so, continue if it's working
> >> 4) No mailing lists!
> >> https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/rust-dev/2015-January/011558.html
> >> Now I don't think we need to drop mailing lists, but the forums and
> activity log sound great.
> >> Discourse also might help making our onboarding process better.
> > If we use a web based forum, please let’s pick one that works well on
> mobile devices
> > (including the ones that are not the latest and greatest) and sends
> server-side generated
> > static HTML. Responding to email on a smartphone is quick and easy and
> works even when
> > you have a terrible connection. “Modern” HTML pages sometimes require
> several MB
> > just to display essentially a couple of paragraphs of text.
> > For example, one of the forums I visit sometimes runs on nodeBB. Just
> the forum start page
> > comes in at 1.17MB. That’s ridiculous and I pretty much never read it on
> my phone. BA, even
> > with the features images, is only half as big, simple phpBB sites come
> in at 300kB. Plain text
> > contents of these pages is just a few kB, the rest is mostly decoration
> and oh-so-useful features
> > nobody uses.
> > I know, we need to have fast connections to begin with (wouldn’t want to
> git clone over GPRS)
> > but I like to make my time on the road useful too. From here to BConf is
> roughly 7 hours on a train
> > that promises WIFI but doesn’t always deliver. Don’t want to let that
> time go to waste.
> Did you look into https://try.discourse.org ?
> > -Stefan
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