Web chat for Apache Taverna¶
Some of the Apache Taverna developers and users hang out on the Gitter web chat apache/taverna for more informal communications.
Feel free to join us!
Note that the chat service is provided by a third-party and that joining the chat will require either a GitHub or Twitter account.
Note: The Taverna chat room is logged publicly. All participants are expected to follow ASF's Code of Conduct.
Decisions happen on the mailing lists¶
If it didn't happen on the mailing list, it didn't happen.
IRC and web chat channels can be great for informal enquiries like
"Where do I find
ClassB.java", code pastes and
and experimentation, particuarly using Gitter's
However by their synchronous nature, chat rooms can fail to include the wider community who might not share your time zone or have the same day/night pattern.
In addition some decisions are better taken in a paced conversation; there's usually no rush. Email threads with a good Subject: also make it easier to keep issues separate; as well as later being findable in the list archive.
We therefore always use the Taverna mailing list for all project decisions and information purposes.
It's OK if you get a good idea on the chat; just send an email
afterwards to the list. To be inclusive,
try not to use a form like
"We decided that
Foo should be replaced with
but rather use a neutral form like
"One idea is to replace
Gitter provides an IRC bridge
which should work with most IRC clients to access
apache/taverna Gitter room.