[Haskell-cafe] Gitter Haskell Community
alexander.kjeldaas at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 11:01:20 UTC 2016
While I've used IRC for almost 20 years, it just isn't as usable as the
- IRC assumes a permanently connected computer, which again requires a VPS
as indirection. I do use that, but there are clear usability issues here.
- IRC further assumes that I will be on one device only. Again I solve
this by jumping through a VPS. It's a design flow though.
- Slack is great, but enterprise (login ++).
- Gitter is just "yet another tool", might be the best thing, but it just
hasn't got the mindshare yet.
A technical solution where freenode's #haskell is bridged to one of the new
fancy web UIs, where history is kept, and multiple devices can be used,
would be great. I'm not sure if anyone is doing that though.
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Geraldus <heraldhoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> From my point of view all mentioned solutions aren't perfect:
> + with IRC I always lose the history, also, my client (Lingo on OS X)
> always disconnects and I can lose answers really easy too
> + I tried Slack in the past, and found no advantages or something that
> buys me
> + Gitter is quite buggy for now
> However my personal preference is Gitter, because it give history, edit
> abilities and nice code appearance for free (though I wish to see light
> theme for code highlighter as GitHub provides by default).
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