Joe 1 year ago
Well Microsoft have agreed to buy GitHub. Hopefully this is a good thing. But if it turns out not, we may end running our own Git service. 😀
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  • Joe 1 year ago
    @sigg3 & @lnxw37 I sort of agree. But I think Github is a hearts and minds project as far as Microsoft is concerned. That place brought us together as developers and I would be very surprised if they ruined it. The to be CEO is the guy from Xamerin, he did some good work there. I will jump ship immediately if something changes, especially if it's like the DICE/SF fiasco. I think we need to wait and see. Git is decentralised by design so no one can take our repo's away from us.
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  • Lnxw37 1 year ago
    I remember when Dice bought #SourceForge. It was suddenly awash in deceptive installers with bundled adware. @sigg3 is right, I believe.
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Joe " I can't see MS doing anything wrong" - That's rather optimistic. Remember that there's no money in free hosting. Github is a brand now, one that MS must monetize to get a return.
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  • Joe 1 year ago
    Plus Github is still the best place for drive-by contributions and issues.
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  • Joe 1 year ago
    I sort of want to see if anything changes before making a decision. I can't see MS doing anything wrong, it would be financial suicide. We also have nothing to hide on GH as everything is open source. The private projects I do have, I think Github is still the best place for them. I think I would use Gitlab as an alternative though. I like the services as I don't have to think about it. I deployed Gitlab at work and it's great. But needs resources I'm not willing to pay for to host it.
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  • Armatus 1 year ago
    @Sigg3
    to gitlab, no, not self hosted for now (but i'm considering it)
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Joe nope.
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  • Joe 1 year ago
    @sigg3 did you see Gitea was compromised? Someone managed to inject a binary in to their repo.
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Pietlu Nice. Though I'm sniffing on self-hosted solutions like gitea; https://gitea.io/
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  • Pietlu 1 year ago
    @sigg3
    I use BitBucket, since little projects (up to 5 persons involved) are for free and private
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Armatus self-hosted?
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  • Armatus 1 year ago
    i'm switch to gitlab
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Joe @Pietlu I had my projects on gitorious, and then tried to get in on GNU Savannah, but ended up on github. Now I don't know where to go :0
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  • Sigg3 1 year ago
    @Kevinmc I have switched to awk :)
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  • Kevinmc 1 year ago
    Excel is one of MS best products however i prefer libre office.
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  • Lnxw37 1 year ago
    No, Excel is bad.
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  • Kevinmc 1 year ago
    Oh no...everything MS touches goes bad....except maybe Excel.
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  • Pietlu 1 year ago
    funny to see, that so many projects are switching to GitLab over the weekend after the news, that MS might buy GitHub. :D
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