[Nagiosplug-devel] Move repositories to Github?

Holger Weiß holger at CIS.FU-Berlin.DE
Tue Apr 10 21:59:43 CEST 2012

* Andreas Ericsson <ae at op5.se> [2012-04-10 14:49]:
> On 04/10/2012 02:42 PM, Holger Weiß wrote:
> > I'd like to move our repositories over to Github, as I believe that
> > would make things easier for both the community and those who review and
> > apply contributions.  Some people have already expressed a desire to
> > submit patches via pull requests on Github.
> pull requests can be emailed from anywhere though, so it's not exactly
> a strong argument.

Personally, I'd actually prefer receiving commits via email (as I'm not
all that keen on clicking around in web interfaces), but from what I've
seen elsewhere, Github just works better for most contributors.  Yes,
git-send-email(1) works fine for some communities such as the Git
project itself, but I fear it might not work as well for our community.

> > The only downside I see is that the list of team members would have to
> > be maintained both at Github and at SourceForge.  That's not a big deal.
> Why? Just move to github completely and you needn't bother with sf at all,
> except maybe for new releases where you have to upload a tarball once in a
> blue moon.

I just don't want to invest the time to look into the conversion of
tracker items and stuff like that right now.

> If most contributors think it's easier, go with it. I see no reason
> what so ever to make life harder than necessary for contributors, and
> if a github "fork+request pull" workflow is what they want; Just go
> with it.

That's what I thought.

Thanks for your feedback!


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