[En-Nut-Discussion] Switching to GIT

Harald Kipp harald.kipp at egnite.de
Thu Sep 26 12:18:45 CEST 2013

Hi Ole,

On 25.09.2013 23:56, Ole Reinhardt wrote:

>> If we switch to Git, I'll probably give up maintaining the SVN repo on SF.
> Do you have a solution to host the git tree outside of sourceforge?

As Nicolas in a follow-up already mentioned, Github is the most obvious one.

> If you like, we could provide a git server, bug tracker and also a
> project hosting etc...

Before moving to Sourceforge, I had a discussion with Ted Roth (remember
him?). I was considering setting up my own public SVN server. He argued,
that it would be hard to provide the same service as SF. So the project
moved to SF. Looking back on the last 10 years I can say:

A. Actually the project didn't use much of the SF-services. Have a look
at the bug list to see what I mean.

B. SF was bumpy at the beginning and I nearly regret my decision.

C. In the beginning SF didn't allow to clone the repo. This nearly made
me moving to savannah or berlios.

D. I never asked for putting commercial ads on our project page.

E. Our own Internet server was successfully attacked one time and turns
out to be unstable due to problems with Xen. We never had enough time to
fix this.

F. Over the time I saw other public repos coming and... crashing, going
down for weeks or even completely shutting down, while SF was firm as a

G. Hosting the project at SF did probably help increase our user base.

H. SF never lost any of our data.

Summing up, it was a good decision to select SF as our central
repository, but possibly not the best.

Ole, please go through the list and think about, if you really want to
take that burden. If yes, I'd vote for it. Otherwise I'd vote for Github.



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