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Re: Claiming the "debian" account on GitHub ? [and 1 more messages]

]] Joey Hess 

> Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> > If anything it may be nice to mirror some "important" Debian software (say
> > dpkg, debhelper, lintian, ...) on GitHub like the Apache Foundation does [0]
> > (also see [1]).
> > 
> > AFAIK those mirrors are completely automated and would allow GitHub users to
> > follow the development of a few interesting Debian projects. 
> In my experience this leads to a raft of badly formed pull requests that
> I cannot triage while offline (see Linus's rant about no diffs) and that
> I have to pull up a bloated web app over https over a modem to look
> at;

The pull requests show up as branches in your remote repository, so you
can pull them using the normal git tools.  No diffs in the pull request
email itself though.  I guess that's something github might be convinced
to add if somebody asks.

> as well as random forks, none of which are communicated to me, and
> within some of which there might be value, but hunting it out is
> unlikely to be a good use of my time; as well as a crappy BTS (that can
> at least be disabled).

Yeah, the random forks is quite annoying.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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