[IPython-dev] Moving to git/github

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
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
issue.

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.

Cheers,

Brian



On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
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Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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