[Seaside] Re: [squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] SqueakSource AND SmalltalkHub down ; )

Pat Maddox patmaddox at me.com
Thu Apr 21 10:46:25 UTC 2011

On Apr 21, 2011, at 2:16 AM, Frank Shearar wrote:

> On 2011/04/20 13:36, Germán Arduino wrote:
>> 2011/4/20 Sebastian Sastre<sebastian at flowingconcept.com>:
>>> Ok question:
>>> why don't why have (yet) something to save in something more known, say github?
>> In my case is for 2 reasons:
>> 1. I don't know nor use Github.
>> 2. I largely prefer open source solutions that I can implement on my
>> own resources (hardware/datacenter). As far I saw Github is a sort of
>> cloud service and free only to some projects....Well I don't trust in
>> such sort of solutions.
>> I prefer a complete solution I can manage from start to end and were I
>> don't depend of other companies.
> If Monticello could store to a git repository you could always use gitosis to host your own repositories.

fwiw Github has an offering where you can install their platform on your own hardware. I think it's $$$$$ though.

Github is run by some folks who have written a LOT of open source software. It also hosts the code for basically the entire Ruby open source community, and has tons of code for lots of other languages (I think Javascript recently surpassed Ruby as the #1 language on GitHub). I can appreciate concern over cloud services, but I think that hosting code on Github is kind of like hosting mail with Gmail. Not to mention that with git, you're not actually constrained to github. It can run on gitorious, or any other platform you want (which includes free open source git viewers).

Github also has *killer* code browsing & community features. I think that a monticello/git bridge would be a great tool, and would probably be helpful in getting Smalltalk/Pharo/Seaside some more exposure, because such a big % of the open source world is on git & Github now.

My two cents...


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