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Sat Oct 14 13:50:33 CEST 2017
Thanks for your opinion on this.
Am 14.10.2017 11:36 schrieb Stefan Pendl:
> Why should I register on another site, just to have things added that
> I might not even need?
Github makes everything *easier* and more transparent, especially for
new contributors but IMHO also the project maintainers. No need to
handle a legacy VCS and generate patches that need to get attached to
issues in a seaprate bugtracker system, where someone needs to pick them
up by hand for review.
Or to say it with the word of Linus Tovalds: "Project hosting used to be
painful, and with git and GitHub it’s just so trivial to do a [...]
> I have seen projects moving from one source repository to another and
> finally they vanished. I would like to avoid this for WPKG from a
> users point of view.
I think this has more to do with the fact if a project has been actively
maintained or not. Most legacy platforms for source repositories have
been discontinued (i.e. Google Code, Microsoft CodePlex, etc) and with
them a large number of "unmaintained" projects where no one cared to
move them somewhere else. For some reason sourceforge is still there,
but it's in a bad shape (ads everywhere, has been down for several days
earlier this year) and the whole SVN workflow seems clunky and it's just
not what people are used to these days.
My point is: The git and github flow could make it easier for new users
to contribute, which could help to gain more contribution for the
project by its users. And also for the project maintainers to keep up
once there are more merge requests than today. A move of the sources and
the issues shouldn't be too hard.
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