[IPython-dev] Results of last year's user survey
matthewturk at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 08:13:29 EDT 2014
On Mar 11, 2014 4:15 AM, "Matthias BUSSONNIER"
<bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Le 11 mars 2014 à 07:38, Nelle Varoquaux a écrit :
> > I think I already asked Matthias about this, but why not simply use irc?
> > It has all the features you require, and is the default communication channel
> > for software engineers.
> The Irc channel still exist, one of the problem is the energy barrier to enter it.
> And for what it is worth, hip chat is really great for beginner user that have no github account
> you just have to follow the link, enter your name and chat.
We're a smaller project (by a good amount) than IPython, but we've had
good luck with the Freenode web gateway for yt:
You can have it pre-populate the channels list by adding an argument
to the iframe like ?channels=ipython . Guest accounts work just fine
> I personally don't like hipchat, but there is one big advantage for me, being out of schedule with most of the team,
> @mention me in one of hip chat room send me a text (don't' always have phone data everywhere, or on, so app-things
> is next to useless to me).
> Also the migration to hipchat was done more or less at the same time as the "deprecation" of IPython-user list,
> and I think one of the main goal was to simplify things for newcomers.
> > There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
> This thing is hipchat.
> But it does not prevent you from asking on irc, stack overflow, twitter...
> We should just not tell someone who is in need for help that he need to choose,
> and that he need to install something and learn a new software.
> As much as I prefer gitter to hipchat, you can have 100ds of room on gitter,
> which is not friendly for someone not used to the project, and UI is confusing.
> Finally I've started to see if we could have a hubot to do hipchat/irc/whatever bridge.
> it seem possible I just miss time to write it.
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