Where to host the Ruby Project Source Code

Hi,

I have created the Ruby Driver for CUBRID Database System. Currently
working on ActiveRecord Adapter for CUBRID. The driver gem has already
been pushed to RubyGems.org, so available through “gem install cubrid”.
At this moment the source code is hosted at sourceforge.net in CUBRID’s
SVN.

Recently some users proposed to branch out and open a separate project
for CUBRID Ruby Driver/AR at Github, so that the developers could make
contributions.

Before we make the final decision, I would like to ask for everyone’s
opinion what is the best place (again, in your opinion) to host Ruby
Project’s source code? Currently the solid options are Github.com and
SF.net. I heard Ruby devs prefer Github over sf.net. This will be very
important decision, as the further complete development and project
hosting will take place over there.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Esen.

By the way, the proposal came from twitter user. The conversation can be
traced from here http://twitter.com/fredwu/statuses/20136015846.

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Esen S. [email protected]
wrote:

important decision, as the further complete development and project
hosting will take place over there.

Well if you look at all of the Ruby extensions that are popular and in
active development,
they are all on GitHub. You will have to retool from using SVN to using
Git,
its about the
only downside (its not frictionless), but in terms of engaging with the
Ruby
Open source
community it is important.

Brian C. wrote:

rubyforge.org is the granddaddy, and does now support git I believe, but
these days almost everyone uses github. It has great on-line browsing of
commits and history.

Sounds like more and more Rubyists prefer Github. At least there is
something to back up the decision.

Hi Esen,

As I suggested in the tweet, I am pro-Github.

Don’t get me wrong, SF.net is an excellent platform, however, in the
ruby community, Github is a much more popular collaborative platform.

During the SF.net days, I rarely submit patches. But ever since I
started using Github, I’ve been contributing to numerous projects
including Rails. It is just so easy to fork and contribute to projects:
http://github.com/fredwu

It is safe to assume that by open sourcing the code on Github, you would
attract more attention, and developers are more likely to fork the
project and contribute.

I don’t know about the others, but I personally only use SF.net to
download packaged files… (guilty as charged, I know.)

Just my 2 cents. :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Fred

Esen S. wrote:

Currently the solid options are Github.com and
SF.net. I heard Ruby devs prefer Github over sf.net.

rubyforge.org is the granddaddy, and does now support git I believe, but
these days almost everyone uses github. It has great on-line browsing of
commits and history.

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Esen S. [email protected]
wrote:

contributions.
Esen.

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I tend to be skeptical of code not hosted on github, I associate it with
projects that haven’t been active in a long time. Not necessarily true,
I
know, but it weighs in my decisions when searching for gems.

The final decision has been made and the CUBRID Database Connector for
Ruby has been hosted at Github (github.com/CUBRID/cubrid-ruby). All Ruby
fans are welcomed to participate in the project and make their valuable
contributions.

Thanks to everyone for joining this discussion.

Josh C. wrote:

I tend to be skeptical of code not hosted on github, I associate it with
projects that haven’t been active in a long time. Not necessarily true,
I
know, but it weighs in my decisions when searching for gems.

So, you say you vote for Github, right?

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs