[En-Nut-Discussion] RFC: Moving to github

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Jul 22 12:33:35 CEST 2015

>>>>> "Harald" == Harald Kipp <harald.kipp at egnite.de> writes:

    Harald> Hi Nathan, On 21.07.2015 16:32, Nathan Moore wrote:
    >>> Is freedom really so scary?
    >> I think that it can be for a new person.

    Harald> Can it become worse than it is now? ;-)


my mail what is worse with a svn-git setup from some days ago was
Yes, SF SVN is still down, but that can happen with any GIT/Mercurial/SVN
server. And if one has a local "git svn" repo, the downtime doesn't
happer ongoing work, only exchange with others.

    Harald> But I got your point. In fact, during the last few years the
    Harald> user base is declining and new users are typically won by word
    Harald> of mouth propaganda.

    >> * Does SVN offer something that git does not for releases?  Is that
    >> worth it?

    Harald> For Nut/OS releases, not really.

SF offer:
- a definite official repo
- mailing list, bug tracker etc.
- a nice web page for the project
- a file repo

I would miss those things a github

    >> * Are there enough people out there who are going to really miss SVN
    >> access?

    Harald> Not me.

I would miss the point above!

    >> I suspect that the people who really use the version control aspects
    >> of it would be using git (or mecurial or monotone) locally now,
    >> unless they aren't that active.

    Harald> Our internal projects are still tracked with SVN for several
    Harald> good reasons. Git would require too much additional
    Harald> administrative effort.

Again: You can have your repo as SVN and locally work with GIT. Did you try
that? Did you see anthing nagative?  About git-svn, I only heared from you
"worst of both worlds" with no hard facts.

    >> * If everything is moved away from SVN, which git site is the best
    >> host of official releases?

    Harald> This is less important to me.

Again: Is there any reason to move away from SF? Beside the need for setup
and care, we loose the points above.

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