Question - Regarding Github

Asuza posted 10 months ago in General
I was just wondering if there was a specific reason that the source code for HeidiSQL is not officially on Github (at least not that I could find).

It seems like that would really help grow the project and be the perfect place to post issues, feature requests, and encourage collaboration.
ansgar posted 10 months ago
No, HeidiSQL is and will most probably stay organized in a Subversion repository on Google Code.
Asuza posted 10 months ago
I didn't realize the code was already hosted somewhere. I expected the "Sourcecode" link on the "Downloads" page to link to some online repository and not be a zip file.
kalvaro posted 10 months ago
Being in the "Downloads" section, I'd expect exactly that, a download :)

Whatever, I think there used to be two links somewhere pointing to the code repository and the issue tracker but I can't find them any more. Anse, have they been removed intentionally?
ansgar posted 10 months ago
Yes, indeed... I obviously commented the link "issue tracker" out some time ago. I don't know why. Just activated again, see it in the header.

ansgar posted 10 months ago
By the way, I had the silly idea to move to SourceForge again some days ago, as I don't like Google itself so much. But the tracker frontend and administration interface is unbeatable and simple. I assume Github does not support SVNsmile?
igitur posted 3 days ago
What's your objection to Github? It really kicks the llama's ass in terms of collaboration. git itself is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it is, you'll find it's really awesome.
ansgar posted 3 days ago
Probably I'm just used to SVN, and its simplicity. I don't need most of the advanced Git features yet.
igitur posted 2 days ago
Ok, it sounds like you don't want the project to be truly open source in the complete philosophy. That's OK if you don't want to set it free. Just be aware of it. SVN chases away possible collaborators.
ansgar posted 2 days ago
That's not true. HeidiSQL is OpenSource from the very beginning, where Git was not even founded. Who said that OpenSource requires Git?

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