[Members] source control

David Banes dbanes at cleartext.com
Thu Feb 21 12:06:24 UTC 2013


Does the XSF really think it can run its own server with a higher up time and more securely than GitHub? These guys donut for a living, it's their core business, which is exactly why so many people use them.

I don't think this conversation is anything to do with down time, it's just a preference that I see with clients every day, on premise or outsourced.

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On 21 Feb 2013, at 10:40, 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.
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> On 19 February 2013 17:19, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
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>> On 18 Feb 2013 09:56, "Simon Tennant" <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:
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>> > 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.
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>> Yes, the XSF can outsource some things sensibly, in order to put the limited volunteer time we have in sensible places.
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>> It's just not clear that the primary repository for the XEPs is suitable for outsourcing.
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>> For that matter, I'm not sure I want us to rely on a free service for something so mission critical.
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>> > 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.
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>> Oh, sure. Mirror to that, by all means.
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>> Anyone can pull the git repository and mirror it that way, right now.
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>> Which is why I don't understand why we need to move anything.
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>> Dave.
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