Re: Git Migration: where to host the master repository
derek at ihtfp.com
Sun Aug 12 18:18:13 EDT 2012
Actually SourceForge has had some terrible days long outages.. I don't think github has, bit I like being in control of our own destiny.
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From: "John Ralls" <jralls at ceridwen.us>
To: "Christian Stimming" <christian at cstimming.de>
Cc: <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>, "Derek Atkins" <warlord at mit.edu>
Subject: Git Migration: where to host the master repository
Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 5:13 PM
On Aug 12, 2012, at 1:48 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> wrote:
> Am Samstag, 11. August 2012, 14:36:18 schrieb Derek Atkins:
>> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> writes:
>>> On 11-08-12 12:48, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
>>>> Am 11.08.2012 12:17, schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>>>> I have created a wiki page to track the progress of our git
>>>>> It currently lists the things I know that still have to be done.
>>>>> add to it if you know more or have fixed some items:
>>>> Linked by http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git. ;-)
>>> 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 gnucash.org, 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.
I actually agree with Christian here, simply because while I appreciate Derek's efforts to maintain access, large hosting operations in large data centers like Github, Sourceforge, or even Gnome have better uptime than Derek's house.
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