[Geany-devel] Git switch

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Sat Jun 19 15:54:39 UTC 2010

On Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:42:03 +0200
Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:

> Am 13.06.2010 13:08, schrieb Enrico Tröger:
> >
> > I really don't like github and gitorious. Also, as I said I'm not
> > that familiar with GIT but I don't see why features like forking or
> > such should be done by a hosting service, aren't these all features
> > of the VCS itself?
> >
> >    
> Yes and no. Forking at the hoster side has several advantages. You
> get a free host for the remote, the forks are categorized and
> associated with the mainline, the actual changes in the fork are
> visible for anyone (most importantly for the maintainers of
> mainline). And you get the forks of several contributors collected in
> a single place making it easier for people to pick out their favorite
> changes etc.

This could also be done by a self-hosted solution as in most cases
the local branch/folk is knowing of its parents.

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