On 12/06/2018 10:40 AM, Guillaume Smet wrote:
So, I'm using Zulip right now on a daily basis.
I maintain my first impression that it's really not user friendly.
The fact that you are required to create topics for discussions
Why is creating a new topic (=typing three extra words) an issue? This
is the killer feature why many people love Zulip.
(I would not spend more than 5 seconds checking for any existing topic
on similar matter)
(or find a
suitable topic in a list of a gazillion topics previously created,
obviously without a search engine where you need it - you have a global one
at the top where you can find topics) is a pain. You also need to use
ctrl+enter to send a message, the default enter is a new line in your
There's a checkbox just next to the Send button, check it once and the
The UI is not very good and I don't see any improvement since
last time I tested it so I'm wondering if they are investing in it.
Maybe they don't have feedback? Besides zooming in (View - Zoom In) I am
perfectly satisfied with the UI.
Actually one thing that I am not 100% comfortable with is the
active/inactive status, which marks people inactive despite they have
the client just on the background.
We could decide to use it as a dev team as I suppose we would get used to
it, but I seriously don't think it's a good alternative for our users to
occasionally come chat with us.
As for Gitter, I agree with the notification issue, the web client is all
buggy. Haven't tested the desktop client yet.
I must admit that I prefer using Gitter. Probably until I get bitten by the
1-1 history issue :).
From what I can see, GitLab doesn't invest much in Gitter either so I
wonder if it's gonna be viable in the long term.
I suppose we'll see.
Radim Vansa <rvansa(a)redhat.com>
JBoss Performance Team