[Haskell-cafe] Gitter Haskell Community
mlang at delysid.org
Mon Dec 12 18:27:03 UTC 2016
Tomas Carnecky <tomas.carnecky at gmail.com> writes:
> Usability matters. It's easier to tell people to open a browser window and
> point them at a URL than tell them to download an IRC chat client and how
> to connect to the server and...
As someone relying on Accessibility on a daily basis, I notice that this
myth does not apply to me. As a blind user, working with a
browser-based chat system is definitely less accessible then a native
local client solution using something established and well-tested like IRC.
Actually, I am afraid most of you have absolutely no idea how bad web
accessibility has become in the modern days of realtime web-based
applications. The digital divide is about to hit really hard with the
to be an application development platform, and forcing it to be one does
not make the job for assistive technology providers easier, in fact, it
makes it virtually impossible.
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 5:41 PM William Yager <will.yager at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What are the advantages of this over the #haskell IRC on freenode? It's
>> very active, usually with over 1500 nicks at any given time.
>> I generally prefer IRC to any of these hip web chat solutions because IRC
>> is client-agnostic and very rugged against companies folding or deciding
>> they don't want to host a project any more. Basically the only way to kill
>> an IRC channel is through social attrition, whereas any social value built
>> up in hosted chat services might disappear overnight.
>> The one major advantage of hosted chats over IRC is that they work better
>> with mobile users, but I don't think that's very relevant for haskell dev.
>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Ben Spencer <ben.richard.spencer at me.com>
>> Why Gitter you might ask?
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