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Re: GNA Shutting Down?

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: GNA Shutting Down?
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:24:43 +0100
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SourceTree and most other GUI tools don't depend on a particular site.

Last time I used SourceTree (2013? 2014?) it had some integration with Bitbucket for creation of repos, but that's not interesting for gnustep's use case anyway.

On February 4, 2017 8:24:23 PM GMT+01:00, Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden> wrote:

On 3 Feb 2017, at 21:45, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:

Sorry, I must have missed something. Why GitHub as the main repository? We had a very similar discussion before, but without the time pressure and there, as far as I remember, we all agreed to move to git on Savannah, plus a mirror on GitHub and some SVN access to that.

Allow me to change my mind ... I've had a few years using git now, enough to have a properly informed opinion:
It's trendy and is good for huge projects, but for a small project like GNUstep is overly complex and hard to understand/use relatavie to subversion so, to gain any benefit. we need to have it as easy to use as possible. That means hosting it on a popular site where the best GUI tools (eg SourceTree, though I'm sure people like lots of other tools) work seamlessly. Unfortunately Savannah just isn't integrated with the best new tools/systems.
So, while I'd really prefer to use Savannah as a free software hosting site, I now believe it would be a poor option if we hope to encourage new users/contributors; moving to git on Savannah would put an obstacle in the way of contributors.
I think we'd want a github master, rgularly copied to savannah so we have a presence there, or possibly a dual-master system (though it's not clear to me that git really supports dual master).

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