Migration to GitHub

Earlier today, I migrated newsbeuter’s Subversion repository to a Git repository that is hosted on GitHub. You can find information about the new GitHub repository (including how to access it) here.

Why git? Why GitHub? Well, the primary reason to migrate the source repository away from its old location was that I simply wanted to move it away from my own infrastructure. One property of git, namely being a distributed version control system, made the decision easy in favor of it, i.e. wherever the source is hosted, it can be easily migrated to other locations. The choice for GitHub fell when I saw the kind of features that it provides. Not only does it make its service available for free for open-source project, but it also makes it easy to start own forks, including the ability for developers (like me) to view and (optionally) merge changes and improvements that others produced. And it also forces me to learn git better.πŸ˜‰

2 Responses to Migration to GitHub

  1. Atsutane says:

    You should also change that at http://www.newsbeuter.org/devel.htmlπŸ˜‰

    Happy new year and welcome to germany by the way, I hope the move isn’t that frustratingπŸ˜‰

  2. ak says:

    Thanks, fixed! Of course the move isn’t frustrating, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.πŸ™‚

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