[Pulp-dev] [Pulp-list] Github Discussions

David Davis daviddavis at redhat.com
Wed Jun 16 23:20:26 UTC 2021

One of the main reasons we wanted to move off mailing lists is that signing
up is inconvenient for users that may just want to ask a single question.
But I agree that Github Discussions is not so great if users want to
periodically monitor news and discussions for a project like Pulp. I wonder
perhaps if Discourse[0] would be a better fit (see Foreman's use of
discourse as an example[1]). It provides a mailing list mode that users can
enable if they want to interact solely via email. And also, it also offers
more granular control of notifications and auth with services like Github.

One of the main concerns we've had around using Discourse is hosting it
ourselves but it does look like Discourse provides a free plan for open
source projects[2]. It has some limitations (not sure if they'd be an issue
for us?) but I've submitted an application to see if we qualify. I should
hear back in a couple days.

[0] https://www.discourse.org/
[1] https://community.theforeman.org/
[2] https://free.discourse.group/


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 5:31 PM James Cassell <fedoraproject at cyberpear.com>

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, at 3:12 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 11:59 AM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Yesterday at open floor, we discussed decommissioning pulp-dev list in
> favor of of using Github Discussions[0] for developer discussions.
> > >
> > > If there are no objections, I plan to decommission the pulp-dev list
> next week.
> > >
> > > [0] https://github.com/pulp/community/discussions
> > >
> >
> > I don't know how I'd be able to keep track of what's going on with
> > GitHub Discussions. With mailing list discussions, it's relatively
> > easy for me to see the topics as they're coming in and participate off
> > the cuff. With GitHub Discussions, it doesn't seem possible for me to
> > do that.
> >
> >
> >
> Same here.  I prefer the e-mail list.  I almost never see the github spam
> messages because I get literally thousands...
> V/r,
> James Cassell
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