I invite ALL federation developers to hop into on irc.w3.org for conversations around the social Web. It's where a few discussions on discussions occur.

I know that we have socialhub.network/ for this as well and I encourage the devs to use these places in conjunction to this one for conversations for historical and open discussion reasons.

inb4 "eww IRC"

a lot of the development of software in general happens over IRC or e-mail and it's been working amazingly well for decades

@jalcine Agreed about email, but IRC's lack of built-in support for accessing messages missed when offline makes it suck unless everyone is in the same TZ, has reliable power, network, etc.

@mjog Most channels are logged - the history bit was a solved problem. Also IRCv3 patched this bit re: history via capabilities. Just needed clients to implement it.

@jalcine Which is great in theory, but without client support, nobody can use it.

Geary promotes it's mailing list and IRC channel as the main sources of interaction with the project. I see quite often people join the channel, ask a question, get no answer, then leave. They never follow that up with a mailing list post.

I only know this because these days I access the channel via Matrix.


@mjog that sounds less of a failing of IRC and moreso of the client devs, no?

@jalcine Ouch!

As someone living in +11:00, unfortunately I'm sleeping when most of the rest of the world is awake. Dunno what I can do about that, def's don't want to move to America. ;)

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