[Geany-devel] Github vs. Gitorious )was: Re: Git switch (for real)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Tue Oct 4 01:07:11 UTC 2011

On 11-10-03 05:25 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> 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.

See my other message too, about the email, IRC, notifications and RSS 
features plus the fork queue.  There's also a few more things that 
possibly could be useful at some point in the future if Enrico ever 
didn't want to host them anymore; web hosting, wiki, messaging.  The 
issue tracker is also good too, but as we've previously discussed it 
might not be useful to us.

I think it's cool that the software running Gitorious is FOSS, but I 
don't think SourceForge.net is FOSS[1] and it hosts *tons* of FOSS 
projects including Geany currently, not to mention Google Projects, 
BitBucket, and most of the other big ones.  It seems silly to chose 
Gitorious over GitHub if this is the only advantage. I seriously doubt 
we'll be installing our own copy of Gitorious web UI, and the backing 
software, the important part, behind both is still FOSS (Git).

Matthew Brush

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SourceForge_Enterprise_Edition

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