[Bioperl-l] Possible migration to git/github

Mark A. Jensen maj at fortinbras.us
Sat Apr 24 17:52:06 EDT 2010

There's a wiki page for discussing this topic now at 
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/From_SVN_to_Git; I put a couple of interesting 
tutorial links etc up there. Please add stuff.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Fields" <cjfields1 at gmail.com>
To: "BioPerl List" <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:18 PM
Subject: [Bioperl-l] Possible migration to git/github

> All,
> I wanted to get the BioPerl community's general input on a possible Subversion 
> to git/github migration for the BioPerl repository.  The plans haven't been 
> finalized in any way.  We haven't decided, for instance, on whether to make 
> github the main site, a read-only mirror, or a downstream mirror for 
> forking/pulling code from the community (with a central upstream dev repo for 
> releases).  As a preliminary run I will be pushing a test run to github of 
> bioperl-live (all tags/branches) this weekend.
> Thoughts have been circulating among the core developers for some time about a 
> migration at some point, however recent problems with anon access to code has 
> made this a more pressing issue.  The overall impression I am getting from the 
> community at large is a move would be a positive thing and would swing the 
> doors wide open for users to contribute much more easily (via forking).
> Therefore, I would like to outline the positive/negative aspects of a move to 
> git/github, and a proposed path to migration if one should occur.  Remember, 
> this is a project with 15+ years of code that has already undergone a recent 
> migration from CVS->SVN.  Retaining history and branches/tags for all bioperl 
> projects is key.  We also need to think logistically about other issues 
> particularly with github (number of collaborators allowed per account, mapping 
> authors, etc etc).
> Personally, I think we should be moving forward with this as soon as possible, 
> but I personally like git/github so I'm a bit biased.  The recently-added 
> support for in-line code review comments and SVN support has particularly 
> swayed me:
> http://github.com/blog/626-announcing-svn-support
> http://github.com/blog/622-inline-commit-notes
> Thoughts?  Comments?  Flames?  Suggestions?
> chris
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