[python-committers] OpenMandriva and Fedora abandoned Discourse for development discussions

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 27 16:21:02 EST 2019

On 27.02.19 22:11, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Follow-up of the previous "Can we choose between mailing list and
>> discuss.python.org?" thread.
>> Python isn't the first project who "experimented" Discourse to replace
>> mailing lists. It seems like Fedora and OpenMandriva are coming back
>> to mailing lists, at least for "development discussions":
>> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/council-discuss@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/XQLY3MRJLC4CFMIRSYU5LRQSOPFF532X/
> It sounds like their overall team is much larger than ours based on the
> tone of that email (is that true?). We have also talked about having both
> Discourse and python-committers for announcements which would partially
> alleviate some of their concerns.
> I also think it's telling that their decision to do this was done on IRC
> which is not a primary communication platform for all of us and suggests
> that it's possible the desires/needs/expectations of those participating
> are different.

well, #python-dev is another topic.  It now gets spammed by many bots, and human
chats are lost in the noise.  That used to be better.


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