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

Alex Busenius alex.busenius at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 18 14:24:42 UTC 2011

Big +1 as well


On 03/18/2011 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.
> Thanks
> -Vincent
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