[Geany-devel] Github vs. Gitorious )was: Re: Git switch (for real) (was: Re: geany on github; why not?)

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Oct 4 00:25:16 UTC 2011

On 4 October 2011 03:43, Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 17:35, Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
>> On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:28:14 +0200
>> Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
>>> @all:  We will switch to Git, and we need to choose basically between
>>> GitHub and Gitorious.
>>> I'd vote for trying GitHub, just because it has one thing I quite
>>> liked and that Gitorious don't seem to have: comments on a particular
>>> commit's line.  I did use it a few times with Matthew, and I felt it
>>> quite convenient to comment details [1]
>>> Apart that I don't mind, both have the necessary stuff, and Gitorious
>>> is more "free as in freedom".
>> I'm not very emotional here. Gitorious really looks a bit more free
>> whereas at Github I always have the feeling they want to sell me
>> something (ok... somehow the services needs to be paid). On the other
>> hand the featureset around an project looks a bit better at github in
>> my feeling. So. I don't care much and I do have an account on both :)
> While I also agree that Gitorious is more "free", at the same time I
> also feel the lack of resources it has. The web pages have minor bugs
> like overflowing text in some cases which haven't been fixed for ages.
> The fact that GitHub has commercial part also guarantees they get some
> funds to maintain the pages, servers, etc. I don't know who's behind
> Gitorious but someone has to pay for the servers and if the funding is
> gone, Gitorious could end like BerliOS.

For all these reasons I'd also suggest github, gitorious grew out of a
one person project and still feels like it as Jiri said.  We don't
want to have to worry about the hosting service.

Also gitorious is a good bit slower in this part of the world.


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