[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Today's Minutes and Next Meeting Time

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 14:10:48 EST 2020

We can add this to the agenda for the Dec. 23 meeting.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:13 PM Srevin Saju <srevinsaju at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> G'day!
> I have a topic, which perhaps needs discussion,
> We have been using IRC for many years. Recently, some of our
> communication moved to Slack, and some to Jitsi. What is Sugar Labs's
> idea of a best, unified communication platform which it should recommend
> to new developers. Right now, all the guides point directly to IRC, most
> new developers, who are interested to contributing to Sugar drop a
> message to an IRC channel, and almost never get a reply. This is
> possibly because the communication has diversified, or because of a
> community split on the basis of communication medium.
> Recently, many new developers told us of the difficulties of using IRC
> clients, the need for Bouncers, etc. We (some of us) suggested them to
> use a Matrix client to connect to #sugar, and indeed they are quite
> satisfied with new mode of communication.. The Matrix protocol.
> The Matrix protocol is interesting. Sugar had a matrix channel for many
> years. Recently we set up a bridge between the matrix channel
> (#sugar:matrix.org) and the IRC irc.freenode.net channel, i.e (#sugar),
> which helped a few developers to keep connected to the IRC channel
> without a bouncer and also make use of newer clients for mobile, for
> example Element Android (available  on F-droid, Google Play), and
> Element iOS. Element / Matrix has a intuitive web client which supports
> reactions and better formatting as compared to IRC, and is the best
> place for a developer to start contributing. The most interesting and
> useful feature is the IRC bridge, which helps to make use of the best of
> Matrix and maintain the connection between the IRC channel and the
> Matrix channel. The bridge is a tool which helps to convert the IRC
> protocol to the matrix protocol and vice versa.
> Topic of discussion, we a Sugar Gitter channel, Sugarizer Matrix
> channel, etc. Matrix has the support to integrate everything to a single
> channel. What is your opinion?
> Interesting points of discussion and helpful material:
> * Pull request to add Matrix as a communication medium
> (https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-docs/pull/203)
> * Matrix Sugar Labs wiki page (https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Matrix)
> * Official matrix-irc guide
> (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-irc/wiki/Guide:-How-to-use-Matrix-to-participate-in-IRC-rooms)
> As of now, many popular open source communities use Matrix as the main
> mode of communication, and all the sister nodes bridged to the matrix
> network
> For example:
> * Fedora
> * KDE
> * Mozilla Thunderbird
> It would be cool, if we discuss this among a wider range of community,
> putting a lot of people's idea rather than two of us discussion [cited].
> So, I hope this topic, would be a good candidate for the next SLOBS meeting.
> Regards
> On 12/9/20 11:48 PM, devin at ulibarri.website wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > The date and time of the next SLOBs Meeting
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Next_meeting> is
> > 12-23-20 at 19:30 UTC.
> >
> > For the next meeting, the agenda is up at
> > https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-23
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-23>
> > We will be discussing a possible "Sugar Labs Code-in", so it would be
> > great to have your input.
> > I recommend that, if you are interested in attending the meeting, you:
> > 1. Mark your calendar. I do my best to send reminders, but today my
> > email got trapped in spam and I did not have the time to troubleshoot.
> > 2. Please let us know soon if you plan to attend so that we may send
> > you a link in advance. Please send your request to
> > slobs at lists.sugarlabs.org <mailto:slobs at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> > As for today's meeting minutes, they are up at:
> >
> > https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-09
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-09>
> >
> > Best,
> > Devin
> >
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Walter Bender
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