[xwiki-devs] [VOTE] Move sources to GitHub

Caleb James DeLisle calebdelisle at lavabit.com
Fri Mar 18 10:07:31 UTC 2011


Big +1 here.

Caleb

On 03/18/2011 05:41 AM, Vincent Massol wrote:
> +1 but provided:
> 
> 1) We don't this before 3.0 final is released
> 2) We verify first that we can read/write using the GitHub SVN bridge and that the SVNApp works with GitHub (since some users are using it for contrib)
> 
> Thanks
> -Vincent
> 
> On Mar 18, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Vincent Massol wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I'd like test the waters and see what you'd feel about moving XWiki's source to GitHub.
>>
>> Pros:
>> * Use Git instead of Subversion. Which means a better SCM especially wrt branching / diagnosins bugs (bissect) just to name 2
>> * More contributors since it's easy to fork/branch and we can see contributor's patches (pull requests) and apply them way more easily than with subversion
>> * More collaboration in general between committers and contributors
>> * A better SCM web site (check github.com - offers graphs/stats, views of forked/branched repos, etc)
>> * Good buzz for us (tech marketing)
>> * GitHub provides SVN integration (see https://github.com/blog/644-subversion-write-support) which means we can continue using SVN tools such as svnsearch, ohloh, our IDE integrations, etc
>> * Less admin work and less maintenance since this is handled by GitHub itself
>> * Good uptime on GitHub (probably at least as good as ours if not better)
>> * Improved developer spirit since most devs wants to start using Git
>>
>> Cons:
>> * Have to learn a new SCM/new tools
>> * No integration of users with xwiki.org
>> * Import/reorg work to be done obviously
>> * Reliance on an external provider (but seen the other OSS projects there I'm not worried and there's no lock in since your have the repos spread on all users' machines)
>>
>> IMO the pros heavily outweight the cons.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> Thanks
>> -Vincent
>>
>>
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