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Question - Regarding Github

Asuza posted 12 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 12 months ago
No, HeidiSQL is and will most probably stay organized in a Subversion repository on Google Code.
Asuza posted 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months ago
That's not true. HeidiSQL is OpenSource from the very beginning, where Git was not even founded. Who said that OpenSource requires Git?

igitur posted 1 month ago
http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2015/03/farewell-to-google-code.html
ansgar posted 1 month ago
That's bad news.

There are many projects in Google Code, so I don't really understand why they want to shut that down.
igitur posted 1 month ago
Because it's outdated and not conducive to collaboration. That's what I've been trying to tell you. Google knows it too.
ansgar posted 1 month ago
Reading the Google announcement, I think the reason for shutting down Google Code was that many projects already have moved somewhere else. Plus many of the remaining ones are spam or abuse, and Google wants to minimize the administrative work on these. Google Code even supported Git and also Mercurial, so it's definitely not a decision pro Git and against SVN. I guess the reason for many projects moved to GitHub is cosmetic - GitHub's GUI is quite nicer.
kalvaro posted 1 month ago
Just to set something clear... Using a distributed source control tool and accepting third-party patches are only loosely related concepts.

Google closes yet another service that they never really cared about, like Reader or some others, that's all.

ansgar posted 1 month ago
HeidiSQL sources are back on SourceForge now: https://sourceforge.net/projects/heidisql/

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