[Bioperl-l] Bioperl on GitHub

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Apr 13 10:30:22 EDT 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
> All,
> As a backup for the anonymous svn access on code.open-bio.org, I have
> set up a few READ-ONLY mirrors on GitHub for the main trunk code of
> several BioPerl distributions, generated using git-svn:
> http://github.com/bioperl
> These are sync'ed every 15 minutes.
> Note the emphasis on 'read-only'; we don't anticipate migrating code
> over to github completely, at least at the moment.  Based on that and
> several issues with git/svn two-way syncing (outlined in the git-svn man
> pages and elsewhere), we will not support pull requests directly in
> github.
> enjoy!
> chris

Hi all,

At the start of April GitHub announced support for accessing a
github.com hosted git repository via SVN (and this is apparently
not an April Fools joke):


This means in addition to using the github read only mirror via git, e.g.

git clone git://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live.git

You can also use the github read only mirror via svn, e.g.

svn checkout http://svn.github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live.git

I've just used this to grab the latest code - it seems to work fine.
This should be handy if code.open-bio.org (the OBF anonymous
CVS and SVN server) is down.



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