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Subject: Re: Moving services

Re: Moving services

From: Frank Gevaerts via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:24:12 +0200

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 02:23:40PM +0200, Björn Stenberg via rockbox-dev wrote:
> Hello all patient devs.
>
> I'm thinking this might be a good time to grab the bull by the horns and do what has needed doing for quite some time: Move parts of our infrastructure away from having me as a project bottleneck.

I agree. We need to do something, and I think we need to move to an
external hosting system. We do not have the manpower to manage our own
any more. I'm aware of a few hosting providers, which all have
advantages and disadvantages. I'll list what I can come up with (in no
particular order). Feel free to add what you know!

Github:
* "everyone" knows how to use it, a lot of tutorials online
* Closed source
* Some people dislike the standard github workflow

Gitlab:
* Less known than github
* "Open core". Unclear to me how much of what they run is actually open.
* Some people dislike the standard gitlab workflow
* I can't find hosted projects or information about open source hosting
  on their website. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place, but they
  seem *heavily* oriented towards selling private instances and not so
  much towards "community hosting"
* Not the best reliability track record

Sourceforge:
* Yes, they still exist, and they do git these days

Launchpad:
* They do git hosting (https://help.launchpad.net/Code/Git)
* Even the launchpad home page (https://launchpad.net/) isn't aware
  that they do git hosting.

Frank

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Received on 2017-04-24

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