Ian Monroe ian.monroe at
Wed Jan 7 19:36:11 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Jeff Mitchell
<kde-dev at> wrote:
> Ian Monroe wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:41 AM, Mark Kretschmann <kretschmann at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Dan Meltzer
>>> <parallelgrapefruit at> wrote:
>>>> The downside to any of these options is that we still need to merge
>>>> back to svn at some point.  As many know, this usually ends up being
>>>> more work than it's worth.  Until kde supports git officially svn is
>>>> going to be the point of contact for new contributters and should
>>>> remain so to prevent a duplication of accounts and a horrid mess when
>>>> it comes to translations.
>>> But that is also one problem with the current solution (Jeff's server):
>>> It's kinda a private thing and not transparent to interested users. It
>>> doesn't invite people to follow our development, or maybe even to
>>> contribute. So it's not very FOSS style.
>>> Plus, the instructions for participating seemed pretty complicated to
>>> me (so far I shied away from it, for that reason and others).
>> The other day I couldn't even try out Nikolaj's code since he had it
>> on Jeff's server, or at least no one knew how I could. Thats pretty
>> ridiculous.
> git clone
> That's ridiculous?  It's the same exact thing you would do to get a git
> repo from anywhere else, GitHub included.  There's nothing ridiculous
> about it.

No one in knew that. :) Everything I tried was password protected.

>> I haven't used github much, but I do know that if you want to have a
>> truly collaborative project on it you need to either pay or register
>> as an open source project which takes human approvial (or this is how
>> it was last time looked). I wonder if the problem's Jeff described are
>> due to this.
> No, the problems I described are due to the architecture of GitHub and
> their promoted usage model.  You don't need to do anything special on
> GitHub to have a "truly collaborative" project.

So a contributor really can't push back into the central hub, so we'd
be stuck all using the same account?

It has a nice GUI to a standard git repo as far as I can tell.


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