Stream: t-compiler/wg-meta

Topic: zulip stream creation protocol?


pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:34, on Zulip):

Hey what is the protocol/requirements for creating a new zulip stream, if any?

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:35, on Zulip):

I basically would like to assist with this request for stdarch (née stdsimd) stream but I don't want to step on any toes in the process.

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:36, on Zulip):

^ @nikomatsakis @davidtwco

davidtwco (Sep 16 2019 at 08:37, on Zulip):

I don't think there's any sort of formal process. I've just did it whenever someone on a team asked.

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:38, on Zulip):

okay. Would it make sense for at least establish some github repo where people could file issues for such requests?

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:38, on Zulip):

(potentially using some pre-existing repo)

davidtwco (Sep 16 2019 at 08:39, on Zulip):

Perhaps, doesn't really fit in compiler-team since Zulip isn't just the compiler team (despite that being the case in practice).

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:39, on Zulip):

so that the requests can be processed in a structured fashion? Or is the thinking that the requests should be so rare that we can continue handling via one-off process?

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:39, on Zulip):

Yeah that is true, that its not just a compiler team issue.

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:39, on Zulip):

and I don't want it polluting rust-lang/rust repo

davidtwco (Sep 16 2019 at 08:41, on Zulip):

I don't think the requests are frequent enough that just asking a team lead (or someone like that) to make/"approve" the request would be too much of a burden, normally I think it's just been that those people haven't seen the request.

davidtwco (Sep 16 2019 at 08:42, on Zulip):

I guess we could make a #stream-requests or something, where those posts can go and administrators can just keep an eye on it and ping team leads or people like that to confirm?

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:45, on Zulip):

yeah okay. anyway I will take care of adding the t-libs/stdarch stream now.

pnkfelix (Sep 16 2019 at 08:58, on Zulip):

I guess we could make a #stream-requests or something, where those posts can go and administrators can just keep an eye on it and ping team leads or people like that to confirm?

(I like this suggestion, in the sense that the people who use Zulip are the ones who are going to be making these requests, and so it makes some sense to put the interface for such requests into what they are already using. Rather than putting the requests in an entirely different forum -- putting it on github would make sense if we expected to e.g. need to link to and from the requests with the rest of the project issues and source code, but I think we can all agree that is unlikely.)

nikomatsakis (Sep 19 2019 at 18:10, on Zulip):

I have been meaning for a long time to try and form a "zulip wg"

nikomatsakis (Sep 19 2019 at 18:10, on Zulip):

in particular, I think we need to document some of the ways we use zulip

nikomatsakis (Sep 19 2019 at 18:10, on Zulip):

and we could give new users advice on how to get started

Last update: Nov 18 2019 at 00:40UTC