[development] channels

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Wed Aug 1 06:45:34 UTC 2007

> On 01 Aug 2007, at 04:48, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> > 1) #drupal-support should be closed and #drupal repurposed to be  
> > the support room.
> > 2) #drupal should be a level of indirection (as per my original  
> > email in this thread
> > 3) #drupal can remain in whatever weird, intermediary state it's in  
> > now.
> >
> > This leaves 2)
> I haven't read up on the entire thread yet -- I usually don't have  
> the time to hang out on IRC so it doesn't really affect me.
> Either way, I think (2) is a weak compromise.  I'm all for making  
> #drupal the de facto support channel, and moving all development  
> issues to #drupal-dev.  That looks like IRC usability 101?  For me,  
> it's not a big deal to type #drupal-dev instead of #drupal.
> Personally, I don't care whether I have to join #drupal or #drupal- 
> dev.  However, I do care about our users, and them being able to find  
> support with minimal barriers.
> There was a time where drupal.org was _only_ for developers too.   
> Then users started coming in, and we had to adapt to that as well.   
> There seems to be a solid case for breaking backward compatibility,  
> and changing our IRC APIs for the better. ;-)

But we always provided a guidance to update and #2 is just that :)

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