Question - Regarding Github

Asuza posted 4 years 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 4 years ago
No, HeidiSQL is and will most probably stay organized in a Subversion repository on Google Code.
Asuza posted 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 years 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 years ago
Probably I'm just used to SVN, and its simplicity. I don't need most of the advanced Git features yet.
igitur posted 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
ansgar posted 3 years 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 3 years 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Because it's outdated and not conducive to collaboration.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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
HeidiSQL sources are back on SourceForge now:
md2perpe posted 3 years ago
Ah, there's the official repository! I noticed that no new commits were imported to my local clone from which I then push to the mirror on GitHub:
davgothic posted 3 years ago
I'll give my +1 for moving the project to github. I'm really not a fan of sourceforge, especially not after what they are doing now.
ansgar posted 3 years ago
Yes, I heard of that practice in SourceForge, and I couldn't believe that first.

HeidiSQL has its own installer, one of the best installers out there: InnoSetup. There was and is absolutely no spyware in the installer or somewhere else here. As I'm preferring Subversion over Git due to simplicity, I see no point in moving to GitHub. Probably to some other hoster which offers OpenSource SVN hosting.

Of course, has Google Ads, and some ads have misleading download buttons. But I'm aware of the fact and as soon as I am facing such an ad, I am immediately blocking the ad domain.
igitur posted 5 months ago

And it took only 4 years.

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