Recently GitHub announced the release of Discussions for GitHub teams. Seeing this, I immediately thought of Julia and the development process, especially the prevalence of large “discussion” tickets. I try my best to keep up with Julia development at a high-level, but I don’t (unfortunately) have time to follow each and every ticket. I’d hoped that this forum would allow me to at least know when large changes are happening, but that’s not been working out so well. Most recently, were it not for @ScottPJones post on the redesign of
zeros/etc., I don’t think I would’ve know that was even in progress, even though the related GitHub issues seem to have been active for a while.
So, I would like to suggest that high-level design changes be moved to discussions, leaving tickets for more task-based, code-related changes. I would like to, but it seems like discussions are limited to participation from team members only, and I am not (yet) a member of the JuliaLang team. There was mention in the GitHub announcement post of “nested teams”, so perhaps one solution would be to have a JuliaLang team on GitHub for “enthusiasts”?
Interested in opinions and/or suggestions for someone with a keen interest in Julia’s development, but who cannot (yet) dedicate full-time effort to the task.