[Members] source control

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Thu Feb 21 10:40:48 UTC 2013

If you are worried about Github going down and loosing data, what about a
nightly "git clone" to the master server? This way we'd get a good frontend
with usful tools and visualisation and probably a lot more contributions.
And this would reduce the fear of Github being down.


On 19 February 2013 17:19, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> On 18 Feb 2013 09:56, "Simon Tennant" <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:
> >
> > Of course it's nice to run everythign ourselves and have complete
> > control. For the record, I'm personally not prepared to give up time
> > to maintain or admin systems when there are publically avalible
> > services that do a better job than I could hope for.
> >
> Yes, the XSF can outsource some things sensibly, in order to put the
> limited volunteer time we have in sensible places.
> It's just not clear that the primary repository for the XEPs is suitable
> for outsourcing.
> For that matter, I'm not sure I want us to rely on a free service for
> something so mission critical.
> > As Ralph points out - we're talking about *distributed* version
> > control: using a service like GitHubmeans it looks after a publicly
> > visible version. I still have a hard time understanding how running
> > web services is something XSF members should be aspiring to.
> Oh, sure. Mirror to that, by all means.
> Anyone can pull the git repository and mirror it that way, right now.
> Which is why I don't understand why we need to move anything.
> Dave.

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