Git Migration: where to host the master repository

Christian Stimming christian at
Sun Aug 12 16:48:32 EDT 2012

Am Samstag, 11. August 2012, 14:36:18 schrieb Derek Atkins:
> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:
> > On 11-08-12 12:48, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
> >> Hoi,
> >> 
> >> Am 11.08.2012 12:17, schrieb Geert Janssens:
> >>> I have created a wiki page to track the progress of our git
> >>> migration.
> >>> It currently lists the things I know that still have to be done.
> >>> Please
> >>> add to it if you know more or have fixed some items:
> >>>
> >>> 
> >>> Geert
> >> 
> >> Linked by ;-)
> >> 
> >> Frank
> > 
> > Thanks :)
> Any chance we could rename this "Git Migration" instead of "Github
> Migration"?  I don't think we will ever full migrate fully to github.  I
> just think it's a bad idea to let go of master.

Actually this point is one where IMHO there is not a consensus about it. In my 
opinion, we can very well migrate the master repository to github (or any 
other git repo provider). I don't consider the risk of code corruption any 
larger on a git repository other than one on, as git's checksum 
prevents unnoticed code changes by design anyway. (That's different in SVN, 
though, where the integrity of the server repository is much more vital than 
for git.) 

I remember you have always voiced very clearly you prefer to host the master 
repository on a server that's controlled by one of the gnucash team. But 
actually I think differently about this point and would prefer to host the 
master repository somewhere that requires the least effort for us. IMHO that 
does not have to be a server under our control.



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