[phpMyAdmin Developers] Slack

Marcel Herrguth mherrguth at mrgeneration.de
Tue Nov 6 14:47:28 CET 2018


just a small thought: Did you think about Mattermost?
I personally think that this is a good alternative to Slack and you can 
even host in on your own system, if you need and want to

So especially on your own Host the limit is basically your systems 


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Am 3.11.2018 23:49, schrieb Isaac Bennetch:
> Hi developers,
> We've talked before about using Slack versus Gitter, and I don't have
> a strong feeling about whether one is better than the other. However,
> I would like to add one to our list of ways to connect with us.
> As a team, we've been long-time users of IRC and there's still good
> reason to keep and maintain the #phpmyadmin freenode channel, but we
> have to also adapt and recognize that there are new services that also
> provide good integration and useful features. Many of our prospective
> GSoC students have inquired about Slack/Gitter and have benefited from
> using them. I'm ready to revisit this discussion.
> At the time[1], we discussed some of the differences between the two 
> platforms.
> Gitter is free and basically the only limit is the number of members
> in a private room, and I don't anticipate any significant need for a
> private room. Gitter does not host files, so any screenshots we'd pass
> around would need to be uploaded to some other service. Gitter is very
> open and easy to sign in to those with a Github (or Gitlab or Twitter)
> login, but the downside is that a user must use one of those services
> for authentication.
> Slack is sort-of-free and size-limited. They say the free tier is for
> a team to try Slack, but we'd be committing to using it and I don't
> feel it would be honest to use the free tier claiming to be running a
> long term demo. I think we could pay for the Standard tier for core
> team members and allow everyone else access as a guest, which is
> nearly $7 per user per month. I don't particularly feel like $50/month
> is a good use of project funds in this case. Slack's free tier is also
> limited to 10,000 messages and according to my research, after passing
> that limit it becomes uncomfortable to use due to the warnings and a
> random order of old messages being hidden. Slack makes it harder to
> sign in, as we'd have to invite users (which can be automated through
> clicking a link on our site), but does use simple email/password
> authentication rather than requiring a third-party account. Slack also
> benefits from greater brand awareness and a flashier interface.
> By the way, the Slack channel 'phpmyadmin' is currently taken. The
> Slack folks were no help with my inquiry about claiming it but I've
> written to the people who seem to control it to see if they would hand
> it over to us. I haven't heard back yet.
> Does anyone strongly favor either Slack or Gitter over the other, and 
> why?
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