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Re: Experiment to provide a mirror of bash with detailed git history

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Experiment to provide a mirror of bash with detailed git history
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:02:15 -0600
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On 03/16/2015 02:54 PM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:

> Also, I'd like to start using github issues to track bug reports, again, as a
> mirror, so that we can provide people with an always up to date reference of
> the status of the bugs they reported, and in what specific point of bash's
> history a fix was provided.

I'm opposed to the use of github as a bug tracker (it practically
requires the use of non-free software, and I'd much rather use email
than be forced to use http access when interacting with a bug database).
 I'm less opposed to a repo stored in github, which I can access the
same as any other git repository without needing APIs specific to
github, but then github is no longer a necessity for hosting such a repo.

> I know that we already have savannah for that, but
> since I'm not a project member, and since I'm a bit lazy and didn't research
> what I had to do to request access, I decided to start with this mirror.

That is, I'm fine with keeping savannah (already low volume) and this
mailing list (already the main source of bug information) as is.

But the idea of maintaining a git repository with cleaner history, even
if you have to manually split Chet's weekly commits into what is
hopefully saner chunks, seems nice, if you are willing to give it the
effort.  Sadly, I don't think I have enough free time to commit to
helping in the effort.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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