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Git hosting for code that provides Debian services (was: manpages.debian.org has been modernized!)

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> For a debian.org service, I would like to be able to check out the
> running version without interacting with a proprietary online service.

I have been looking at the GitLab instance hosted at FOSS Community
India's servers, <URL:https://git.fosscommunity.in/>. It's been working
fine for a few months.

Do the FOSS Community India people want us to make larger use of that
GitLab instance for general Debian code bases?

> Using github as well is up to you. I won't try to talk you out of it.
> But I think for a service in the .debian.org namespace, bugs should be
> reportable without interacting with a proprietary web service.

I believe the GitLab running at the above URL is entirely free software.

> So thank you for agreeing to work with a system you don't find
> comfortable. You'll see that I have filed a bug against b.d.o
> requesting the manpages.debian.org pseudopackage.

I would agree that the Debian BTS is important to maintain as the
primary bug reporting system for the Debian Project, in general. Even if
other platforms offer their own separate BTS, we strongly direct people
to the Debian BTS and it is important to have that as a first-class
venue for discussing bug reports.

 \              “In the long run, the utility of all non-Free software |
  `\      approaches zero. All non-Free software is a dead end.” —Mark |
_o__)                                                    Pilgrim, 2006 |
Ben Finney

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