[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github: code searching facility

Martin Steigerwald martin at lichtvoll.de
Sat Sep 19 16:08:45 UTC 2015


Am Samstag, 19. September 2015, 21:15:41 CEST schrieb Boudhayan Gupta:
> On 19 September 2015 at 20:52, Vishesh Handa <me at vhanda.in> wrote:
[…]
> > I think we're talking about different things. The read-only mirror is
> > done, and shipped. I was talking about projects being able to also use
> > github, and the rest of the community respecting that decision.
> 
> Precisely. Martin's original suggestion, which we have shipped, was to
> provide a read only mirror on GitHub for the drive-by folks who only
> check GitHub for open source code. It is important to note that the
> developers have no control over this organization on GitHub (only the
> sysadmins do - even I was removed after I finished all my scripting),
> nor should they (just like they don't have write access to the anongit
> servers). I re-iterate - GitHub, at the moment, is nothing more than a
> (smart) anongit server. And we (the sysadmins) are not inclined to
> treat it any better than that because it's not under our control and
> we will not be able to guarantee that it'll work two weeks from now.
> 
> If you want to "use github", whatever that means, by all means
> maintain a repo under your personal account, and continue to use it as
> you were using it. No one's stopping you.

If its mainly about providing search for sourcecode, how about

https://codesearch.debian.net/

https://codesearch.debian.net/about


Ironically Michael Stapelberg hosts the source code with github.com:

https://github.com/Debian/dcs

Thanks,
-- 
Martin



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