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Subject: Re: Moving services

Re: Moving services

From: Amaury Pouly via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2017 14:54:49 +1000

I think we should take a decision and act on it. Currently gerrit is
half-broken and the build system not working. So either we switch or we fix


2017-04-25 1:30 GMT+10:00 Mike via rockbox-dev <>:

> I've used both GitHub and gitlab. Both work well enough. I'm not sure
> what the code review options are like however.
> Personally I'm not too attached to gerrit. I found using it relatively
> confusing, but I think it's a good idea to at least have some kind of git
> integrated patch tracker.
> Mike
> ------------------------------
> *From:* rockbox-dev <> on behalf of Frank
> Gevaerts via rockbox-dev <>
> *Sent:* Monday, April 24, 2017 2:24:12 AM
> *To:*
> *Cc:* Frank Gevaerts
> *Subject:* Re: Moving services
> 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 (
> * Even the launchpad home page ( isn't aware
> that they do git hosting.
> Frank
> --
> "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
> Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
> by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
Received on 2017-05-05

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