Contrib Dedicated Chats
Right now on contrib.xwiki.org we offer several dev resources to contrib project (JIRA project, wiki extension page, forum, etc). See https://contrib.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HHostingtools for details.
Simon, Thomas and I (we discussed it privately) would like to propose allowing contrib projects to request a dedicated chat room if they want one. The idea would be that the contrib project lead would decide either to use the #xwiki chat room or have a dedicated chat room for his/her project. This makes sense for largish projects with lots of volumes.
This proposal includes modifying the README.md Template (see https://contrib.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HREADME.mdTemplate) to include a line for the chat.
- Separate chats for high volumes, allowing only devs interested in the topic to follow
- Makes it easier to go back to the chat and search for what was said on the project’s topic (vs searching in #xwiki)
- Creates segregation.
- Note that if Matrix/Riot were supporting Threads (as Slack or Mattermost and other do), we could have imagined using that. But a dedicated chat makes it even easier to find back the content than a thread.
ActivityPub Dedicated Chat
Simon (as the project lead) would like to have a dedicated chat for the new ActivityPub contrib project that he’s going to propose real soon.
If nobody is against this, I’ll modify https://contrib.xwiki.org/ accordingly.