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From Henning Schmiedehausen <>
Subject Re: IRC Channel?
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 06:58:01 GMT
Gee, now here is a sensitive subject. :-)

IRC BTW is very flaky if you don't have good connection (as most people 
at AC currently experience). Mail is much better for that because it is 
not as volatile as IRC.

Aside from that I do agree with most things that wrowe wrote. I know of 
at least one project in Jakarta where developers tried to "move 
decisions to IRC" and almost killed the project. IRC is a not a good 
thing if you want to have a community discuss decisions unless all 
developers are in the same time zone (and not even then).
	Best regards

Craig L Russell schrieb:
> Has anyone ever considered making IRC chats available (on some basis) as 
> an Apache archive? Seems that Apache (myself included) doesn't like IRC 
> so much because it is not available to those of us who because of time 
> zone or other reasons can't attend.
> If it's added to an Apache archive, it is searchable and immediately 
> available to search engines.
> Surely Web 2.0 has solved this simple issue!
> ?
> Craig
> On Aug 9, 2006, at 3:49 PM, Kevin Menard wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Andrus Adamchik []
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:57 AM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: IRC Channel?
>>> I am not a big fan of IRC, besides all consequential discussions will
>>> have to be logged on the mailing list anyways. But I certainly have
>>> no objections for the channel being there.
>> Right.  It's nicer for more casual conversation.  Sometimes it's 
>> easier for
>> real-time interaction as well.
>> As another idea, we could try to do a developer Skype chat or 
>> something.  I
>> think the Tapestry folks did it once and it sounded like kind of a neat
>> idea.  I know my interaction with just about everyone here has been email
>> only.
>> --Kevin
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
> 408 276-5638
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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