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Re: [xml-dev] OT: Suggestion for new OSS SCC site / tool for xmlsh ?SourceForge has gone to the dark side.

Hi David

We have been using bzr with launchpad which is something else to consider.  Though to be honest I think github is a bit better and it does start to make sense when you get your head around it.  Also it seems to be enjoying the most popularity at the moment (like sourceforge 10 years ago) which has network effect in terms of supporting tools.


On 25 November 2013 14:50, Piotr Bański <bansp@o2.pl> wrote:
Hi David,

Horrible news, thanks for sharing. I've decided to open new projects on github (it does make sense, if you give them 15 minutes), but thought of keeping the old ones on SF. Now I don't know any more.

Google, on the other hand, has withdrawn the ability for projects to offer downloads in the project space. Now you need to serve them from your "own" Google drive (effective May '14, if memory serves; maybe earlier).

With GNU Savannah being something of a niche, all this points to github, it seems to me.

Good luck,


On 11/25/2013 03:23 PM, David Lee wrote:
I am so annoyed by this thread and the associated links which seem to clear the FUD

Basically SourceForge has been bought by Dice and now is encouraging users to use their Malware infected  (well "Encouraged Additional Applications you Didnt Ask For")
  installer (like the Oracle Java installer) that drive-by installs other junk.
I hosted on SourceForge originally 6 years ago because I felt it provided a (by association with other good quality OSS) sense of quality and respect to an OSS project.
Now the opposite is true, I might as well host on aol.com

Suggestions welcome ... I've really only used the deployment and SVN server component of SF ... and event those I could host myself but I do find it useful to let people
browse the code history online.

Do I need (want to?) learn "git" ? and move to github ?  My "Git" experience so far has been disappointing (I cant figure it out !  The model makes  no sense and I never know if stuff is checked in or not)
I have some projects on google code which has been sufficient and trustworthy as sites go ... but it has that "google owns you" creepiness factor.

Suggestions welcome ...
Self host ? Github ? Google Code ? Others ?

Oh yea, I *rarely* plug this ... but if you feel so inclined you may want to spread the news about SF ...
So far their drive-in installer download is "opt in" (to the developer) ... but the direction is sad.   It was ad sponsored enough already .... "Infecting" installers,
even if approved by the vendors, is just too much for me to take.

David A. Lee


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