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On Wednesday 08 February 2012 09:52:25 fbissey@... wrote:
> Quoting Sébastien Fabbro <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hi,
> > We are contemplating the idea of switching the official science overlay
> > to an external repository such as github. Here are some of the
> > advantages we would like to
> > get:
> > 1. easier to contribute
> > 2. specific issue tracker
> > 3. wiki
> Other people have made useful comments already. The only point that I think
> is interesting about github is the possibility to clone the overlay and have
> pull requests.
> Effectively that means people can contribute without ever getting infra
> involved and an external contributor can send a pull request even if they
> are not a member of the github science team.
Thats right - pull requests are a very nice feature of github. For example, if
I am not content with what the pull request contains, I can write that and
make a suggestion how to do it better. The user can now add more commits and
adapt to my suggestions (see for example ). That is IMO a very good example
why github is better than bugzilla+bare git repo+wiki - everything is in one
place and you can discuss it together. It makes things very active, maybe a
move to github could also attract more contributors.