Thursday, January 3, 2013

GitHub kicks an own goal

When I moved the Buildfarm code from pgFoundry to GitHub, I started distributing release tarballs from there too. But now GitHub has decided that they won't support that any longer. I suspect that they are being a bit disingenuous about their reasons, which probably have more to do with abuse than confusion.

I will probably move the releases to the buildfarm server - they are tiny and there is not a huge demand. But GitHub isn't the only kid on the block. They need to remember that. I know for sure I'm not the only person annoyed about it.

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  1. That appplies to us with orafce too. I guess we'll move to Sourceforge.net

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    1. I notice Bitbucket has this facility, too.

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  2. We have been bitten by this too - we found it really weird that no one else was complaining! Its strange, seems like an integral part of an open source project - artefact distribution.

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