Issues with oudated ports / GitHub

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Oct 8 17:02:19 PDT 2016

On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Marcel Bischoff <marcel at>

> I understand that. Many long-running projects are using their own Git
> infrastructure with Trac, Redmine and others. What I don't understand is
> why moving to GitHub at all when the tooling is clearly insufficient for
> the project. The added exposure? The hope to attract new developers? If
> the needs of the "people who actually do the work" are paramount, GitHub
> is probably not adding much to improve ingrained workflows but rather
> slow them down.

I prefer to let someone more official address this, but suffice it to say
it wasn't entirely the MacPorts folks' idea.

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