Re: [vhdl-200x] Code sharing options

From: Martin.J Thompson <>
Date: Wed May 04 2011 - 01:12:04 PDT

> Other useful features which can come with code-sharing systems are:
>> * Web based interfaces
>> * Windows Explorer integration
>> * Mac Finder integration
>> * Code review (by email or online)
>> * Automatic merging of branches
> I would add *Education and *Community-building as features.

Yes, excellent features.

> I am
> only familiar with github, but there I can follow changes by repos, by
> developer etc. During my unemployment, I have been using github to
> learn Scala and Lift. With github I can answer most of my own
> questions by following the developers and the code I am learning
> without bothering anyone.

I'm sure that's feasible with the others as well.

>> * Git - written to manage the linux kernel. It's *very* fast, but works bit
> differently to other systems.
> Note that git is a program, while github is a worldwide network of
> code and people. If I pay for my github repo, I can make it as private
> as I like.

Indeed, it is important to differentiate between "programs" and "hosts". I'm not sure what your point about "private repos" is, can you elaborate? Don;t we want as public a repo as we can?


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