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From Xinh Huynh <xinh.hu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: apache spark on gitter?
Date Thu, 12 May 2016 22:04:07 GMT
I agree that it can help build a community and be a place for real-time
conversations.

Xinh

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:28 AM, Paweł Szulc <paul.szulc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> well I guess the advantage of gitter over maling list is the same as with
> IRC. It's not actually a replacer because mailing list is also important.
> But it is lot easier to build a community around tool with ad-hoc ability
> to connect with each other.
>
> I have gitter running on constantly, I visit my favorite OSS projects on
> it from time to time to read what has recently happened. It allows me to
> stay in touch with the project, help fellow developers to with problems
> they have.
> One might argue that u can achive the same with mailing list, well it's
> hard for me to put this into words.. Malinig list is more of an async
> nature (which is good!) but some times you need more "real-time"
> experience. You know, engage in the conversation in the given moment, not
> conversation that might last few days :)
>
> TLDR: It is not a replacement, it's supplement to build the community
> around OSS. Worth having for real-time conversations.
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Xinh Huynh <xinh.huynh@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Pawel,
>>
>> I'd like to hear more about your idea. Could you explain more why you
>> would like to have a gitter channel? What are the advantages over a mailing
>> list (like this one)? Have you had good experiences using gitter on other
>> open source projects?
>>
>> Xinh
>>
>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 11:10 AM, Sean Owen <sowen@cloudera.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I don't know of a gitter channel and I don't use it myself, FWIW. I
>>> think anyone's welcome to start one.
>>>
>>> I hesitate to recommend this, simply because it's preferable to have
>>> one place for discussion rather than split it over several, and, we
>>> have to keep the @spark.apache.org mailing lists as the "forums of
>>> records" for project discussions.
>>>
>>> If something like gitter doesn't attract any chat, then it doesn't add
>>> any value. If it does though, then suddenly someone needs to subscribe
>>> to user@ and gitter to follow all of the conversations.
>>>
>>> I think there is a bit of a scalability problem on the user@ list at
>>> the moment, just because it covers all of Spark. But adding a
>>> different all-Spark channel doesn't help that.
>>>
>>> Anyway maybe that's "why"
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 6:26 PM, Paweł Szulc <paul.szulc@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > no answer, but maybe one more time, a gitter channel for spark users
>>> would
>>> > be a good idea!
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Paweł Szulc <paul.szulc@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi,
>>> >>
>>> >> I was wondering - why Spark does not have a gitter channel?
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Regards,
>>> >> Paul Szulc
>>> >>
>>> >> twitter: @rabbitonweb
>>> >> blog: www.rabbitonweb.com
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Paul Szulc
>>> >
>>> > twitter: @rabbitonweb
>>> > blog: www.rabbitonweb.com
>>>
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>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Paul Szulc
>
> twitter: @rabbitonweb
> blog: www.rabbitonweb.com
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