[rust-dev] Place for discussions

Ilya Dmitrichenko errordeveloper at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 22:51:45 PDT 2014


I think the point of discourse is that it provides a far better user
interface then the mailing list does. Mailing lists are pretty
backward in this day an age.

The basics are that you can tag discussions and use backticks to quote code etc.

Other smart things you can probably implement is sorting based on
which discussion has been more active on average response frequency in
given period of time, and not just you mail client's "most recently
replied to" kind of sorting.

Cross-referencing with github issues/pulls would be great to have!


On 1 August 2014 00:42, Evan G <eg1290 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The correct link is http://discuss.rust-lang.org
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Brian Anderson <banderson at mozilla.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Here's the current state of official project support for various forums:
>>
>> * discourse.rust-lang.org is for *discussion of the development of Rust
>> itself*. It is maintained by Mozilla.
>> * r/rust is for user discussion. It is maintained by the community.
>> * rust-dev is for user discussion. It is maintained by Mozilla. It used to
>> be for development discussion but none of the core developers like working
>> there because the signal-to-noise is awful and it is unmoderatable.
>> * stackoverflow is ultimately where we want users to go for help.
>>
>> Discourse is an *experiment* to see if it works better than mailing lists
>> for having civil conversations. If it works, we may shut off the mailing
>> list. It's not clear whether we would extend discourse to general Rust
>> discussion or leave reddit and stackoverflow for that.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 07/30/2014 06:08 PM, Tobias Müller wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm following rust for quite a while, but the discussions are more and
>>> more
>>> distributed between different places.
>>> The mailing list was probably first, then with more user attention reddit
>>> and StackOverflow, and now the discourse forum.
>>>
>>> I understand that StackOverflow and Reddit are more for users, not
>>> developers, but the discourse forum seems mostly redundant.
>>>
>>> What's the reason for that split? Is the mailing list deprecated? Which
>>> one
>>> is the future?
>>>
>>> I for myself prefer the mailing list because of the gmane NNTP service, I
>>> can use my usual usenet software and have all my forums in one place.
>>>
>>> Tobi
>>>
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