Get Involved in the Gluster Community
A big thing in free software is the community itself. Getting help and sharing ideas with others working on the same technology is useful. Passing the knowledge to the next newcomer once you have learned your own ways around can be equally rewarding.
You can follow the social channels listed in the bottom of every web page to stay current with new releases, events and other news. But if you want to dive more into the community, join the mailing lists and IRC channels.
Our community meeting happens every other Wednesday.
The meeting starts at 15:00 UTC on #gluster-meeting IRC channel and it is open to anyone who is interested in Gluster and the community. A convenient way to convert the meeting time to your local time is with this command:
date -d "15:00 UTC"
As a reminder, the meeting details are posted to the gluster-dev mailing list earlier that day.
GlusterFS and related projects have their git repositories and other resources on Gluster @ Github — check out what's happening around GlusterFS!
Gluster uses the Red Hat Bugzilla for development and bug tracking. Gluster can be found in the Community Projects section.
Community IRC Chat
If you need help, or want to get involved with our community, join us in one of our IRC (realtime chat) channels. Please be aware that people are from different timezones and do not always follow the discussion closely, so you might not get an answer right away. In that case you could post your question to the gluster users mailing list instead.
Our IRC channels are on freenode network.
Generic discussion. If you have questions about GlusterFS or need help setting things up, start here.
Developer channel, for topics related to developing glusterfs and related projects.
Dedicated channel for IRC meetings. We have a MeetBot (named ZodBot) providing convenience with meeting notes.
A lot of the development discussions and coordination and happens on our mailing lists because it enables discussion between people that are on different timezones. We have two mailing lists to separate core GlusterFS development communication from everything else:
General GlusterFS discussion by users and developers. If you have questions or need help, we try to help you here.
The developers mailing list is reserved for planning and discussing core GlusterFS development.