August 2017 uPortal Slack summary


In August 2017, 2 people participated substantially in conversation in the slack.apereo.org #uportal channel. (This is around one fifth as many participants as in June.)

  • Andrew Petro
  • Christian Murphy

Conversation highlights include:

On Slack

I have concerns about the openness properties of Slack as implemented by Apereo.

  • You can’t access it anonymously.
  • It’s not Google search indexed.
  • Older messages aren’t available even if you log in.

Summarizing the conversations here on apereo.github.io in this anonymously, publicly accessible, and Google-indexable context somewhat mitigates these problems. But not necessarily other problems that make email list communications preferable in open source projects.

Arguably, all of the conversations held in the #uportal Slack channel could have been held via email on uportal-dev@ or uportal-user@ email lists additionally or instead. Some relevant email list threads are linked above.

For myself, I’m convinced that we just shouldn’t use Slack in the Apereo uPortal project. Use the email lists. Possibly look to implementing Discourse for better discussion forums / “email lists”.

See also

-Andrew

Related Posts

Introduction to CAS Commandline Shell

A short review of an interactive command-line shell provided by Apereo CAS.

Multitenancy With CAS

A short review of multitenancy feature variants and equivalents in Apereo CAS.

JWT Of All Things With CAS

A short tutorial on how to let Apereo CAS handle authentication events accompanied by JWTs.

CAS 5.2.0 RC4 Feature Release

...in which I present an overview of CAS 5.2.0 RC4 release.

CAS 5.1.x Load Tests by Lafayette College

Lafayette College shares the results of stress tests executed against a recent CAS 5.1.x deployment.

CAS 5.2.0 RC3 Feature Release

...in which I present an overview of CAS 5.2.0 RC3 release.

Do State The Obvious

A short and sweet reminder and explanation of how marketing in tech works.

Stop Writing Code

A legitimate, comprehensive and inescapably detailed account of the spiderweb of deceit in today’s technology scene; The open-source software ecosystem where victims fall prey to the Goldilocks Syndrome of software customizations and home-grown functionality. This guide aims to uncover the deepest darkest secrets of this treacherous path and yet intentionally offers no hopes or viable solutions at all…except one.

CAS 5.1.x User Swap - Cause and Analysis

Travis Schmidt shares an analysis of chasing down a bug in CAS 5.1.x where user identities were swapped.

Summer 2017 uPortal Roadmap Update

Primarily summarizing the Open Apereo 2017 uPortal Roadmap BOF.