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

Daniel Alley dalley at redhat.com
Fri Jun 18 15:32:14 UTC 2021

And Matrix integration.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 1:11 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com> wrote:

> I was rather surprised but Discourse did approve us for a free plan. The
> instance has been set up at https://pulp.discourse.group/. Feel free to
> try it out and experiment with it.
> However, the main limitation I see is the 50k pageviews per month limit.
> For reference, community.theforeman.org gets about 160-220k pageviews per
> month. So I think this would end up being a problem. I also checked with
> OSCI though and they apparently have experience with setting up Discourse
> instances for other open source communities. So I think they might be
> willing to set up a Discourse instance for us. I'm going to follow up and
> confirm.
> If we go this route, then we can also add the calendar plugin which would
> give us a public calendar like foreman has:
> https://community.theforeman.org/c/events/13/l/calendar
> I'm imagining we can use this to list events that are open to the public
> like triage/open floor and perhaps plugin team meetings.
> The more I use Discourse, the more I feel like it ticks all the boxes from
> granular notifications (weekly digests, ability to follow/unfollow
> categories, etc) to a mailing list mode users can enable to SSO integration
> with services like Github.
> David
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 7:59 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 7:21 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> The Fedora mailing list system (HyperKitty) actually manages to strike
>> a good balance here. You can sign in with OIDC/Social Login with
>> Fedora, Google, etc. and post to a list and only be subscribed to that
>> thread. Or you can subscribe to the whole list and do things like we
>> do now.
>> > 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.
>> >
>> I suspect not, but it'd be an interesting surprise if we qualified.
>> --
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