[Geany-devel] Git Switch (again)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon May 2 01:33:40 UTC 2011

On 05/01/11 14:46, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Am 30.04.2011 11:48, schrieb Matthew Brush:
>> I think the more important part is, are the core developers going to
>> accept pull/merge requests on github/gitorious, apply commits/patches
>> from there, etc.? If it's only going to be another read-only git
>> mirror, it's kind of pointless. I don't mean to say that it's a bad
>> idea to have the "official Geany source" available on various projects
>> sites to fork/hack on and stuff, just that it doesn't address the
>> problem being discussed at all.
> I agree it's not as useful, but I disagree that it'd be pointless. We
> can still benefit from the "social coding" aspects of github, including
> but not limited to an overview over the forks, pull requests between
> forks. I would greatly love to see that, as I'm subscribed to a number
> forks by now :)

Yeah, pointless was a poor choice of word.  What I meant was that it 
would still require the same workflow to get changes into Geany, the 
history would still be broken, none of the network/other graphs would 
really work properly (I think) for the Geany repository, etc.

IMO, the better approach would be to move the main source 
tree/development to GitHub.com and then the core devs who prefer 
Subversion could continue to use it on the GitHub.com repository[1][2]. 
  This would at least solve a few more of the issues, and wouldn't 
require much upfront effort or disruption of the core devs' workflow.

Matthew Brush

[1] https://github.com/blog/626-announcing-svn-support
[2] https://github.com/blog/644-subversion-write-support

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