Infrastructure Upgrades/Changes: Git(ea)

Matthew Brush mbrush at
Mon Oct 9 11:42:24 CEST 2017

On 2017-10-09 02:01 AM, Isabell Liefer wrote:
> Hi! I would like to suggest to move to a selfhosted GitLab instance and to also mirror the repo on GitHub for a wider audience. What that be convenient for you both?

There appears to already be a Github mirror, but it sort of misses the 
mark if it's not used as the development platform.

To restate it again, I'd be very happy with a new self-hosted 
Gitlab/Gitea/whatever, I'm just playing devil's advocate because I think 
Github makes a lot of sense for a project like Xfce, except for ethical 
(or whatever you call it) reasons. In terms of improving visibility, 
ease of administration, and making it easier for (new) people to 
contribute, Github (currently) wins hands-down, IMO.

Matthew Brush

> Kind Regards
> Am 09.10.2017 um 04:17 schrieb Matthew Brush:
>> On 2017-10-08 06:51 PM, André Miranda wrote:
>>> GitHub is awesome, I really enjoy using it, but being proprietary is a
>>> no-go for a FLOSS project such as Xfce,
>> Github releases lots of their code as open source, but you can't
>> "install their whole business" locally, no.
>> Loads of FLOSS projects are completely fine, and rather thrive on
>> Github. Unlimited free hosting for open source projects with lots of
>> useful features, IMO, is rather nice.
>> To be clear, I'm not advocating for Xfce switching to Github, I'm just
>> pointing out that it's purely a political/ethical/emotional decision
>> rather than a technical/user-centric one. Personally I lean towards
>> pragmatism rather than having a strong political stance, but I can
>> appreciate that some people are more passionate about this than I am.
>> Regards,
>> Matthew Brush
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