Issues with oudated ports / GitHub
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 7 11:56:12 PDT 2016
> On 7 Oct 2016, at 7:38 pm, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at geeklair.net> wrote:
> On Oct 7, 2016, at 2:09 PM, Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> moving to GitHub doesn't magically make more interested parties make quality contributions.
>> I agree that moving to github is not going to suddenly make people where not not previously looking for a packaging system for OSX suddenly start using macports. However, I completely agree with Marcel that moving to github will mean if someone does find their way to macports they will be more likely to stay and contribute, as the chances are they will already be familiar with git, as thats what the cool kids do these days. Currently, once they find out about svn, and trac, and yes i agree the little tired looking web pages, i suspect they are more likely to drift away. So the move to git will help.
> the cool kids also aren't writing 'tcl' these days …
Indeed, but changing that is well beyond the scope of the current discussion. It shouldn’t ave a bearing on the migration to git.
> Daniel J. Luke
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