[Members] source control

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Feb 21 10:56:04 UTC 2013


From.

>From a nightly server, under our control, holding the canonical version.
It's an important distinction, to me.

For what it's worth, I'd like to make our git repository more open, anyway,
but I appreciate that involves extra effort - I'd like to setup signed off
by guards that would reduce Peter's workload here, allowing him to
concentrate on the editorial aspects itself.

I'll promise to get off my soapbox and do some git hook coding to make this
happen.

Dave.
On Feb 21, 2013 10:40 AM, "Simon Tennant" <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> S.
>
>
> 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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