[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] OT: Suggestion for new OSS SCC site / tool for xmlsh ? SourceForge has gone to the dark side.

Michael Sokolov msokolov at safaribooksonline.com
Mon Nov 25 06:42:12 PST 2013

On 11/25/2013 09:23 AM, David Lee wrote:
> I am so annoyed by this thread and the associated links which seem to clear the FUD
> http://www.gluster.org/2013/08/how-far-the-once-mighty-sourceforge-has-fallen/
> Do I need (want to?) learn "git" ? and move to github ?  My "Git" experience so far has been disappointing (I cant figure it out !  The model makes  no sense and I never know if stuff is checked in or not)
> I have some projects on google code which has been sufficient and trustworthy as sites go ... but it has that "google owns you" creepiness factor.
David, I researched these options a year or so ago and concluded it was 
time to learn git/github; however lack of good support for hosting large 
binaries kind of forces you to host those elsewhere. Google code seems 
like the other main option.  I wonder if there isn't a possibility SF 
will right the ship, though?

About git: you can use git more-or-less like svn, although there are 
definitely extra steps.  One thing I have come to really like about it 
is the ability to commit changes without immediately sharing them with 
the world (you commit, and then push, as two steps). You could do this 
with svn branches, kind of, but they seem so heavyweight and I never 
really use them as much as perhaps I should. I do find myself searching 
stackoverflow every so often when I get into weird git situations.


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