[Geany-devel] Git switch

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Jun 14 08:47:58 UTC 2010

On 14 June 2010 18:16, Thomas Martitz
<thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:
> I cannot answer any of the questions because I also have no experience in
> running a git project.
> But what I know is that we are actually less depending on a hoster. Because
> of git's DVCS nature, everyone has the complete repo locally and can work
> offline with it.

You are right it is slightly less dependent since all clones have the
history, but see below.

Git hosting is something for convinience (i.e. web
> interface for source browsing). We wouldn't actually *need* a hoster at all,
> but of course it would be nice (with hosting, cloning other people's repos
> is simplified extremely).

Well, you will never find my repo as I don't have a static IP address,
and as I have limits on bandwidth and volume I am not going to allow
anyone to access it even if I had a static address and finally ADSL
upload speeds are a lot slower than downloads.  That is what hosting
services are for.  I suspect a lot of contributors are in the same
boat, so, without the host, sharing would actually be hard.

> This is one of the strong points of git. Even if the hoster is not very
> dependable, since the actual repo is on everyone's system, the hoster could
> be dead for a few days or we could switch the hoster easily without losing
> anything.

Except a lot of time and energy that could have gone into actual
coding instead of setting up another %^&*$#@@ repository :-)


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