[Members] discuss.xmpp.org - Let's establish a great discussion venue for XMPP

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Sun Feb 12 08:11:09 UTC 2017


On 12.02.2017 00:44, Mathieu Pasquet wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 10:08:29PM +0100, Florian Schmaus wrote:
> - I have stayed away from most discourse websites because they always
>   required javascript to display anything, so I am not entirely aware of
>   the features it offers, but does it have the same featureset for email
>   users as mailman?

Yes.

> One of the few quotes I could find on the subjet (from jeff atwood, but
> in 2013):
> 
>> Discourse is really email for notifications (of new topics, in digest
>> emails, and when people reply to you) and replies (you can reply to
>> those email notifications via email) but is not yet suited for 100%
>> email-only interaction. It's a hybrid of email and web at the moment.

Full e-mail support was added in 2014:
https://meta.discourse.org/t/replacing-mailing-lists-email-in/13099

> (I would also like to disagree on the "easy to self-host" part as the
> fact that it only supports docker is a proof that it’s a big mess of
> software, and it adds an unknown factor to security updates, but as I
> will not be the one maintaining that, it’s not too much of a discussion
> point.)

I wouldn't agree with the conclusion that software supporting docker
must be a big mess. Discourse provides a "one click update" experience,
and the fact that they have a broad user base likely motivates timely
security fixes.

- Florian

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