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Re: Retiring Airflow Gitter?

Great feedback. There is an overwhelming interest in moving Gitter to
Slack. Just curious: for the folks who set up Slack for other Apache
projects, did you go via an Apache Infra ticket?


On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM James Meickle
<jmeickle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.invalid> wrote:

> I am in the gitter chat most work days and there's always activity.
> I would be fine with switching to permanent retention slack for
> searchability but don't see the point of switching without that feature.
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 12:59 Sid Anand <sanand@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > For a while now, we have had an Airflow Gitter account. Though this
> seemed
> > like a good idea initially, I'd like to hear from the community if anyone
> > gets value of out it. I don't believe any of the committers spend any
> time
> > on Gitter.
> >
> > Early on, the initial committers tried to be available on it, but soon
> > found it impossible to be available on all the timezones in which we had
> > users. Furthermore, Gitter notoriously sucks at making previously
> answered
> > questions discoverable. Also, the single-threaded nature of Gitter
> > essentially makes it confusing to debug/discuss more than on topic at a
> > time.
> >
> > The community seems to be humming along by relying on the Apache mailing
> > lists, which don't suffer the downside listed above. Hence, as newbies
> join
> > Apache Airflow, they likely hop onto Gitter. Are they getting value from
> > it? If not, perhaps we are doing them a disservice and should consider
> just
> > deleting it.
> >
> > Thoughts welcome.
> > -s
> >