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Re: Savannah bug tracker disabled?

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: Re: Savannah bug tracker disabled?
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:38:58 +0100
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Hi Fred,

Fred Kiefer wrote:
As most of you may remember, I prefer to stay out of these political 
discussions. Discussing  code is frustrating enough. But this time I have to 
step up for Yavor. All he wrote was the an announcement about the bug tracker 
move would have been helpful. And I would go even further on that point. When 
we agreed on moving GNUstep to GitHub we also decided to leave the bug tracker 
on Savannah, at least this is my recollection of the result. Please correct me 
if I am wrong here. If this is true, a bit more of explanation for this step 
would be appropriate. Just saying that we no longe host our code in Savannah, 
even when done in capital letters, isn’t an argument. As some may recall, we 
did move from GNA to GitHub, our code hasn’t been hosted on Savannah for years.

I really would like to hear an explanation not a rant. That may be acceptable 
behaviour in some countries at the moment, I hope the GNUstep discussion list 
is not a place like this.

while... I am one of those who sometimes takes decisions for "ideological" reasons, I preferred to stay out of political discussions and out of the mailing list all-together lately.

However, I think you remember right. we agreed to move the *code* to github mainly because of lack of alternatives: the consensus was to move to GIT from SVN, GNA unavailable and Savannah doesn't support(ed?) multiple repositories we wanted for our subprojects.

But the project had to stay on savannah, it was never agreed to move anything except the code. Git would also allow in the feature a more a painless "move out".

In case, correctly, a migration of open bugs should have been performed, decision confirmed after so many months, and so on. "Just so" is "Just wrong".


PS: I don't have concerts that github was bought out by Microsoft, however since it is of MS, the compatibility with most browser has been broken, making it really tedious to use it: only latest Firefox and Chrome siblings work. The interface continues also randomly changing...

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