I quite agree here, the baseline for a service for coms of teams should probably be whether it can be used from a normal haiku install, and how screwed we are exactly when a service just decides to shut down (and as an additional point how many draconian TOS the user is forced to agree to just to communicate)
E.g for irc it would be annoying, but setting up an irc server can be done in about half an hour and not that much would be lost.
For github the git repos would be safe (duo to massive ammount of duplication and local clones, perhaps annoying to reconstruct and verify) but the issues, discussions and merge requests would be lost completly.
Telegram is just …bad… their service is dishonest and their ‘cloud messaging’ approach is the antithesis of a service we can control, can trust and can expect to be reasonably secure.
Having two issue tracker types also doesn’t help much to make it easier to use, both teams are mainly used to their style (here haiku and haikuports).
Haiku itself already has severall issue trackers aswell, and severall review systems.
One beeing trac (website + haiku issues)
gerrit (haiku patches)
github(website patches, webkit patches, also some webkit issues)
To add to that the trac instance of haiku isn’t apropriate to put issues on for some software in the default install since it isnt intree.
Bit of a brain dump here, but it really seems a bit messy to me, and beeing locked out of half of them because of github sucks too (e.g when discussions are held in some random github issue and then declared as the consensus because it was discussed ‘somewhere’ is a bit annoying, as happened with the sound contest. (I actually left haiku for some time because of the hostile attitude i got about that from community member))
I am wondering if we can’t atleast put the haiku specific repos into one place, gerrit, even if it would be severall “views” of it (e.g website.review.haiku-os.org, or whatever other seperation gerrit offers)
(heres hoping i can use gerrit in the future)
I am a bit sad that I get very little chance to discuss some issues with some devs that never use irc (e.g for my stylededit layout patch something was changed which reintroduces an inconsistency with the menu bar header, but i cant really ask on irc since the patch author isnt there (and i never had /any/ haiku dev answer emails i send to their git mentioned email…))