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[Investigation] IRC bridge for Toolhub
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To the extent a significant amount of the tool development community uses IRC, we should consider a web-IRC bridge for Toolhub users. Basically the user would authenticate through OAuth and have access to the wikimedia-cloud IRC channel.

Roughly two different implementation techniques:

  • We set up IRC bouncers for users, accessible through a web application. The bouncer would handle authentication to IRC services and maintain a chat backlog for users when they are not online.
  • We use a different chat service altogether and, on this service, implement a bridge between IRC and this new service. What is important here is that IRC conversation and non-IRC conversation would be considered equal between both platforms.

This is a slightly broader problem than just the tools catalog, but hopefully by trying to solve it in this specific context we narrow the number of problems we need to solve.

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Harej created this task.Mar 19 2018, 8:16 PM
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Harej triaged this task as Low priority.Mar 19 2018, 8:16 PM
Harej renamed this task from [Investigation] IRC bridge for tools catalog to [Investigation] IRC bridge for Toolhub.Mar 29 2018, 12:38 AM
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Maybe this can be solved with T193961 (and later taking that to productions servers)?