2016.09.07 16:14 "[Tiff] remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by

2016.09.08 17:01 "Re: [Tiff] Fwd: Re: remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by Edward Lam

On 08/09/2016 12:26 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

Longer term we should perhaps decide if we migrate away from cvs.maptools.org + bugzilla to something else (github, osgeo trac with git, etc...), but I guess that we'll have the incentive only when things will break out...

At the moment Github is most popular. It is difficult to predict which offering will succeed and will be the most responsive if some change needs to be made.

Github was my first idea as soon as I heard about this news. It has a lot of infrastructure these days that makes it useful, including the ability to offer a web site directly from committed changes in a special branch of the repo. Other things I like about it are that we can set it up to automatically run builds on multiple platforms whenever a pull request (ie. patch submission) is submitted.

One downside of course is that we're tying it to another hosted entity. However, anywhere we put this on the web is liable to have problems at some future point in time anyways. So we might as well just resign ourselves to the fact that we'll have to change hosting solutions as the need arises. The good thing about git is now anybody with a clone of the branch has a copy of the history, giving somewhat more safety when hosting needs to change. For example, if Github disappeared overnight, someone else outside of Github has a full copy of the entire repo.

The other downside is that it's using git as opposed to some other (IMHO) nicer distributed SCM like Mercurial. However, for an opensource project, git is where it's at these days.

My 2 cents,