What about Zulip?

(Victor Stinner) #1

Do we plan to keep Discourse+Zulip?

(Ammar Askar) #2

According to

Zulip will act as a replacement for IRC whereas discourse is for the mailing lists.

(Łukasz Langa) #3

I don’t think dropping Zulip or not needs to be an edict. If people keep using it and it serves a unique role then fine. If Discourse fills it well enough and Zulip stops being used organically, that’s also fine.

(Victor Stinner) #4

I dislike Zulip. Me and others still use IRC :slight_smile: You cannot fully replace a communication channel, only promote it enough to make sure that the critical mass moves to the new shiny one :slight_smile:

(Victor Stinner) #5

Ok. We will see. I agree that there is no need to decide it right now. But I had to ask the question.

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #6

Another Discourse team member here :wave:

Just for the record, we think of chat & forum platforms as highly complementary. One does not replace the other:

(Es Beeb) #7

I just installed Zulip yesterday from a Docker container (for my own testing purposes).

I love it so far, but be warned it’s CPU hungry. If a giant community were to all pile onto Zulip, that had better be a beefy Zulip server (or servers, say maybe splitting out the DB onto a second server).


The good thing is we’re using the hosted zulip, (not running our own servers) so I don’t think we need to worry about the infrastructure part.