[typo] Typo's moving to Github

de Villamil Frédéric frederic at de-villamil.com
Fri Oct 24 04:23:32 EDT 2008

Hi list,

As I've announced yesterday on our official blog, Typo sources has now  
moved to Github at http://github.com/fdv/typo/tree. Announcement is at http://blog.typosphere.org/2008/10/23/typo-goes-github

I’ve always been pretty hostile to Git and Mercurial like version  
control systems, and have a particular love to SVN. We’ve however  
decided today to switch Typo from Subversion to Git, and more  
precisely on Github. Sources have already migrated on a new  
repository, and we’re going to close the old one soon.

There are many reasons for this. Some of them are dead obvious, some  
other are less, but things are now done.

Why choosing Git?

Because Cyril Mougel, my co maintener has been harassing me for months  
and bribing me with fresh Guiness.

A large majority of Ruby on Rails projects have already migrated from  
Subversion to Git, following the framework itself. While Typo was  
sticking to Rails 2.0.2, this didn’t bother us at all. With trunk  
having switched to Rails 2.2, managing external resources has become  
impossible. We’re now using both Git submodules for Rails itself, and  
gem dependencies for other plugins. We’re trying to enlighten our  
codebase, which has recently been drastically reduced with a double  
sides axe.

I also wanted to split our officially supported plugins in separate  
repositories after moving them apart Typo itself. Each plugin now has  
its own depot, and it’s cleaner this way.

Why Github?

Mostly for marketing and visibility purpose. But also for its great  
usability and user friendlyness.

We’ll keep using Redmine at Typosphere. The codebase has been cloned  
locally and will be refreshed every hour to be displayed on the depot  
part of the site. This is still in progress but will be done very  


Frédéric de Villamil
frederic at de-villamil.com                        tel: +33 (0)6 62 19 1337
http://t37.net				             	Typo : http://typosphere.org

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