ron minnich firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
sourceforge is really having trouble nowadays. Half my browsers think the web pages are to be downloaded for some reason; cvs updates are seeing 24-hour delays; and random outages are a daily occurence.
Agreed. So something needs to be done.
I've noticed that lots of high-profile projects are now mastering on bitkeeper.com, including the linux kernel and the infiniband project.
Any comments or objections to me at least looking into a move to bitkeeper.com? It has lots of advantages, not the least that it supports distributed repositories.
Anyone have anything to say about this, pro or con?
A significant con is that with the zero dollar license a developer cannot work on source code control projects. Which is a stiff imposition. The kernel avoids problems of this nature by with regular releases and a patch submission process that does not require you to use bk. We don't have the infrastructure in place to do that.
Subversion has the problem that it is not a distributed version control system. CVS isn't either but it is well understood.
With LANL potentially being behind a government firewall Ron I don't think it makes sense for you to host a CVS sever correct?
We probably want to accumulate a list of other sites like sourceforge. One is http://berlios.de