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

Denis Gervalle dgl at softec.lu
Fri Mar 18 16:12:19 UTC 2011


Very big +1 :)

Denis

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 15:24, Alex Busenius
<alex.busenius at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Big +1 as well
>
> Alex
>
> 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.
> >
> > WDYT?
> >
> > Thanks
> > -Vincent
> >
> >
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