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RE: Who’s on GitHub?

From: Geert Josten <geert.josten@daidalos.nl>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 21:15:36 +0200
To: David Lee <dlee@calldei.com>, 'Zearin' <zearin@gonk.net>, 'XProc Dev' <xproc-dev@w3.org>
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Hi David,

Not sure I would say better in every case, but it is different for certain.

To put it very briefly: one of its most essential distinctions is that it takes a distributed approach on code development. People not messing around in the same SCM tree, but rather in own forks. Push and pull requests take care of the merging, but instead of doing so blindly, they ‘have’ to be done explicitly. First review, then merge. Much safer. Its distributed approach allows some speed benefits as well, mostly because you usually maintain a local ‘copy’ of the code repository (with all versioning info!).

I think there is a steeper hill for starters to, but it shouldn’t be too big..

Apart from that, lots of interesting stuff at github, so that is one other reason to make a visit there. Bit like Google: why join? Because of the cool stuff they have.. ;-)

Kind regards,
Geert

Van: xproc-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xproc-dev-request@w3.org] Namens David Lee
Verzonden: woensdag 5 oktober 2011 20:48
Aan: 'Zearin'; 'XProc Dev'
Onderwerp: RE: Who’s on GitHub?

Related question. Serious ... as I just 'dont get it'.
Why is GitHub significantly better/different then other SCM systems ?
Why would I *want* to be on github if my users can get my code via other SCM systems (say sourceforge).


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David A. Lee
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From: xproc-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xproc-dev-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Zearin
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 2:46 PM
To: XProc Dev
Subject: Who’s on GitHub?

Who’s on GitHub?  ☺

I’d love to find more XML-related projects on GitHub.

(Apart from Norm & Calabash,) who else is on GitHub?  (And more importantly, which of your XML projects are active?)


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My username on GitHub is Zearin<http://github.com/zearin>.


—Tony
Received on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 19:16:16 GMT

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