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“Get on Github, they said. It’ll be fun, they said…”

By Jewe | March 26, 2016

I have decided to discontinue updating JewelScript on Github for the time being.

Over the past years, multiple fellow developers have suggested I move my project to Github, “because that’s where the buzz is nowadays.”

So, after Google Code shut down two years ago, I took that opportunity to try that out. Mind you, it is a well designed web site with features a Google Code or Sourceforge user can only dream of.

There are no doubts in my mind that for many projects, Github actually is where the buzz is nowadays. Unfortunately though, the buzz did not happen for my project. For a little over a year, my project page has been lying there dead in the water, using up precious server resources.

Synchronizing two repositories between Sourceforge and Github has become a chore, and I don’t feel like wanting to keep that up. So I had to make a decision, and I decided in favor of Sourceforge.

I’m using TortoiseSVN for direct repository access to Sourceforge, which is a very powerful solution. The “Github for Windows” Application, however, is still not much more than a “Kiosk App” with only the most basic features, lacking things even a one-man project requires.

I know there are alternative GIT clients, but why switch? Sourceforge and SVN has always worked well for me. At least I see some people downloading my project sources on Sourceforge. Github just gives me the impression I’m maintaining a dead project.

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