steve10572
steve10572

I was wondering if there were thoughts on using Slack or Gitter to open up a constant chat available to October users?

Just thinking ot would be useful for people new to October to pick the brains of others, and other people to go in depth with conversations on things.

dshoreman
dshoreman

There is already an IRC channel for October. For anyone not already familiar with IRC, there's a Live Chat page in the support section.

Zigzag
Zigzag

+1 for Slack.

It's absolutely better for chatting in Slack for many reasons:

  • this is more useful as oldshool IRC;
  • every developer using it;
  • it claims to be the industry standard for communication in communities
  • etc.
dshoreman
dshoreman

Contrary to your belief, not every developer is using Slack. It's great for small teams and internal stuff, but it's not really designed for large communities. I fail to see how it's "more useful [than] oldschool IRC", too.

Larachat goes some way to prove that. They're already reaching the maximum user limit for free accounts, and most of the registered accounts aren't even used. Slack's a good idea in theory, but it simply doesn't work as well for large communities.

Oh, and the web app is slow as heck and eats a huge chunk of resources - not helped by browsers being greedy. Most IRC clients don't have this problem, and never will.

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FelixINX
FelixINX

-1 for Slack and Gitter. Slack is build for small team, and Gitter is not perfect.

+1 for Discord, free. And it's allow voice support. It's like Slack, but more powerful, and completely free. It will also support game overlay :D.

I don't think that IRC is good, because it's not "user friendly".

daftspunk
daftspunk

IRC is a protocol, like the internet itself, it belongs to nobody. Slack, Gitter, Hipchat, Flowdock, and others are all the rave at the moment. October in general avoids the trends and brings the best from the past to the future. However, we are in no position to tell you not to use something new and cool. So if you want to use Gitter, start a Gitter room. It's really that simple.

FelixINX
FelixINX

daftspunk said:

IRC is a protocol, like the internet itself, it belongs to nobody.

The channel is hosted to a server, that can be closed at any time.

The one think I don't like about IRC is there is no formating...

daftspunk
daftspunk

FelixINX, the IRC server is interchangeable.

dshoreman
dshoreman

FelixINX said:

The one think I don't like about IRC is there is no formating...

If formatting is the one thing that displeases you, I'd argue your priorities are in the wrong order ;)

IRC does support formatting, it just depends what client you use. You don't need large colourful fonts and underlines to communicate effectively, though. Still, it's all down to personal opinion. If you need formatting that badly, you'll be able to find a client that supports what you're looking for.

joelesvensson
joelesvensson

I like using slack more. But I guess it's a subjective matter of taste. There are some really good points regarding learning curve though.

Anyway, you can still connect to slack with IRC.

projects6142
projects6142

At the moment I'm on the irc channel and no one is there has it bean moved to some were?

Zigzag
Zigzag

If anyone want to join new Slack chat for OctoberCMS project lets join and enjoy! [edit - use Discord instead https://discord.gg/gEKgwSZ] =)

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Vojta Svoboda
Vojta Svoboda

I like the way how Bolt CMS do that: https://slack.bolt.cm/ on the own subdomain.

Related article: http://rauchg.com/slackin/

Zigzag
Zigzag

Vojta Svoboda said:

I like the way how Bolt CMS do that: https://slack.bolt.cm/ on the own subdomain.

Related article: http://rauchg.com/slackin/

It would be great. But October owners do not want this. =(

daslicht
daslicht

@Zigzag: thanks for the link

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Zigzag
Zigzag

@daslicht, u r welcome!

Tschallacka
Tschallacka

-1 please, irc is well proven and real developers use irc. The rest is just hype, nonsense and will be gone in a matter of years, whilst IRC has withstood the test of time since as long as I can remember

daslicht
daslicht

I just use both , but I really like the ability to paste code, pin items, history without bot ...

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Zigzag
Zigzag

Slack chat is now official! New url is [edit - use discord instead: https://discord.gg/gEKgwSZ] Url to get invite is [edit - use discord instead: https://discord.gg/gEKgwSZ]

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