On 2019-10-31 08:27, Gregor Riepl wrote:
Git repo is
only part of that solution.
The primary reason for difficulty switching to another 'git host' (gitlab,
, or self hosted) is issue tracking...
That is true, but it's also not something that is essential or needs to live
on Github. I've seen projects that direct users to Launchpad for issue
tracking, but accept PRs on Github, for example.
In the worst case, you will lose issue discussions, but you will never lose
Launchpad is just another centralization, you just moved your problem there.
And really, a single interface for code insight and review is really handy.
is why projects on Github won't leave github easily.
Sure, but do they need to?
They need to be in a place where people can contribute and where code
does not go missing.
I thought it was simply ridiculous when projects left
Microsoft acquired Github. Admittedly, Gitlab is better software, but I don't
think this played a big part.
Is it really 'better'? Also politically they are under fire...
Everything has pro/cons there, and they are all centralized platforms.
Check the Subject line ;)
If the project maintainers really cared about not
being hosted by one of the
biggest data empires on the planet, they should have moved away from
proprietary services altogether. But that would have reduced visibility and
ease of use for contributors.
You mentioned launchpad (more an Ubuntu thing), Debian has self-hosted
Gitlab, and many projects have their own instances of repo.
Pick what you want to maintain and works for you.... but remember those
backups / private copies...
this could partially be solved with better commit messages, but who
has time for that eh ;)
Well, you should consider writing these anyway. Just like good code comments.
Think about much easier it will be to understand your own code after 2 years. ;)
I do so... others will not.
mirrors his projects on github, but has a private original of the repo
self hosted; issue tracking thus is public and private...).
I think this is the best of both worlds.
It is a balance, not every programmer is willing to afford that amount
Many programmers are not sysadmins, or network folks.... and some claim
to be 'devops', but that is just using a git-style tool to track
changes, they are not programmers and sysadmins at the same time either.
( Defining programmer as somebody who can crank out a fully working
system, not a few scripts or modification, as the distinction there).