[IPython-dev] Moving to git/github
Thu Apr 15 13:00:31 CDT 2010
In my mind, the commercial nature of github is an advantage:
* I *want* to have paid, private repos as well.
* Because I am a paying customer, if something goes wrong, there is
(hopefully) a stronger chance that they will be motivated to fix the
Another point is that github itself is one of the main reasons that I
am in favor of the transition to git. Launchpad drives me absolutely
crazy, github gives me warm fuzzy feelings and sets my mind at peace.
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Fernando Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Ville M. Vainio <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> incompatibilities, ...). Once bzr decided to corrupt my repo (I'd
>>> never seen that from any other VC system!), I had to re-clone all the
>> Aside: I have absolutely seen git repository (a remote one!) get
>> corrupted accidentally.
> Ouch, that's bad news, and worrysome.
>> Was gitorious (a truly free service, as opposed to github) considered?
> Honestly I have only played lightly with it. I have more github
> experience than with gitorious simply because several projects I
> follow were already on github and I very much like their interface.
> My experience with gitorious has been minimal. They do have a
> project/person/team model that's very similar to the LP one, while
> github has no 'teams'.
> I really like how github allows individual users to offer write access
> to branches, how the site can follow the network of forks, their
> comment system, and overall their interface: it's fluid and gets
> completely out of your way. I have no experience with gitorious at
> that level, but I'd be happy to hear comments on this front.
> Being fully free is certainly a plus for gitorious, though since we're
> not planning on hosting it ourselves, the weight of this consideration
> is secondary. Workflow, support and features are more important in
> this case (LP was not free for a long time while we used it and that
> didn't really stop us).
> I certainly don't want to appear to be imposing a decision, so by all
> means do offer any contrasting views so we can come to an informed
> final choice.
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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