Can we move bytestring to github?
fox at ucw.cz
Tue Feb 12 10:34:06 CET 2013
> -----Original message-----
> From: Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>
> Sent: 12 Feb 2013, 18:49
> On 12 February 2013 18:34, Milan Straka <fox at ucw.cz> wrote:
> >> -----Original message-----
> >> From: Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com>
> >> Sent: 11 Feb 2013, 20:15
> >> Hi, Duncan -
> >> The subject says it all. I'd like to contribute some patches to bytestring,
> >> but darcs is a big wall at this point, and the package has no bug tracker.
> >> I'd like to move it under http://github.com/haskell, a place that has
> >> served several of our core packages well.
> >> I know you're fond of darcs, but it's well established by experience that
> >> we'll get many more contributions (both patches and problem reports) on
> >> github.
> > +1 here.
> > For containers, this was a good step -- we got several contributions
> > since moving to github. I believe many people are more familiar with
> > github than darcs.
> Isn't this an apples vs oranges comparison though? ;-)
Well, yes and no. Yes, the parallel to darcs is git, so maybe I should
have said git than darcs. On the other hand, with containers,
previously a newcomer would get a darcs repo and a mailing list. Now
they get git plus github with its services (issues, pull requests,
per-line comments in their diffs) and they are familiar with it.
So for me it is github vs darcs at this time.
Of course, one could implement all these features and then it would be
github vs. darcs + our_thumping_feature_providing_whatever :)
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