Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#3387 closed (invalid)

Move to github

Reported by: Martin Charles Owned by:
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Github is an excellent project hosting site. I think it would be a great idea to move development there. Trac is over ten years old!

Github also has first class svn support.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Sash

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

seems friday is trolltime....

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Martin Charles

Last edited 3 years ago by Martin Charles (previous) (diff)

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 3 years ago by Martin Charles

Replying to Sash:

seems friday is trolltime....

I wasn't trolling! Can you please give me a reason for not using github or bitbucket?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by BrainSlayer

oh very. easy. github and all the other bullshit is not owned by us. we use our own infrastructure since we work directly with these servers for building. there is no reason to relocate all our sources to a external repository. it will slow down development and increases maintainance riscs and does not reduce any costs. its our project and not githubs project and by the way. there is already a github mirror which isnt maintained by us. dont blame us for using our own servers. we dont want any dependency to any external company

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Martin Charles

Though you don't own github, you can still use it. By publishing your source code on github you are in no way implying that github owns the copyright to that source code. Github is free for open source software.

If you are worried about building complications, you can use a continuous integration service like It is free for all open source projects.

[Github also includes first class svn support.](

How would switching to an industrial backend increase your maintenance risks? It would greatly reduce costs. You wouldn't have to spend money on hosting. You can even keep your domains and map them to github pages.

Many projects, including the linux kernel, are hosted on github. Moving to github would make it easier to contribute and give this repository some popularity. I am not trying to blame you in any for self-hosting your project, I am just trying to convince you to move your development to github for all of the reasons listed above.

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