[Geany-devel] geany on github; why not?

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Aug 19 22:08:16 UTC 2011

On 08/19/2011 02:11 PM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:57:36 -0500
> Josh<joshua.rh at comcast.net>  wrote:
>> @Lex: That makes sense.  After this weekend I'll still have time, but
>> it'll be more sparse.  I'd like to be a part of it; so let me know what
>> we/I need to do to get this going.  Thanks!
> 1st step: We need to check for points the new system needs to offer
> (just because github is cool at the moment, I would have a bad feeling
> if we don't think about what we need before doing anything) and which
> system might could solve them.

According to the long drawn-out discussions we've had for some time on 
this topic, I felt the overwhelming opinion was to use Git for version 
control.  As for your concerns about GitHub, it's important to remember 
that it's just a server to host one of the repositories.  They could go 
offline a week after switching and we would still have all of our code 
and history.  The main reasons people are mentioning GitHub is because 
it's extremely popular, developer friendly, and a lot of open source 
projects are hosting their code there.

> There is at least github, gitourios and google code if we just have a

Nope, I think it's just GitHub and Gitorious if we want 
contributor-friendly Git project hosting.  I don't think Google Projects 
does Git at all.

> view onto git. There are also a couple of services offering hg or bzr

Except most of the developers don't already know and use Mercurial or 
Bazaar as much Git (I think).

> which are pretty similar to git. So pretty much I'm looking for a
> specification sheet with possible matches for solution. I suggest to
> collect this inside the wiki.

We could do this, but it's just more "beating around the bush".  We 
already did have long discussions about this in multiple threads and I 
think everyone who would like to contribute (besides yourself?), at 
least those who have spoken up, would prefer Git and a better project 
site.  How much more discussion is needed?

IMO, the only remaining questions are:

1) GitHub or Gitorious or Other (maybe a poll needed?)
2) When (maybe after next release)
3) Does anyone actually like or want to keep using SVN/SourceForge/the 
current development process?

Matthew Brush

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