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Re: Salsa vs Github

On 5/17/2019 11:47 AM, Paul Sutton wrote:
> On 17/05/2019 10:23, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
>> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 04:51:22PM +0100, Paul Sutton wrote:
>>> is it possible to
>>> 1. Fork a project between github -> salsa or between salsa -> github ?
>> No. But, you can create a corresponding project in one based on the same
>> git repository. I.e., you clone the git repository from one project,
>> create the second project on the other platform, and push the git repo's
>> references (branches and tags) to the new project. Neither project will
>> be "aware" of the copy on the other platform.
>> Those who have answered "Yes, they are both git repositories" are
>> ignoring that the issues, pull requests and relationship-tracking
>> between a project and a fork within the same platform are not stored in
>> the git repository.
>>> 2 As above but issue pull / merge requests between the two?
>> No.
>>> I am asking this, as if someone has github, and can do the above they
>>> are able to perhaps help, without having to sign up to an account on
>>> salsa.
>> If you create a project on GitHub which is effectively a "mirror" of
>> your project on Salsa, you (or scripts/services you set up to do so on
>> your behalf) will need to make sure to update the GitHub project with
>> changes to the Salsa one, and vice-versa, and also monitor issues and
>> pull requests raised on GitHub.
>> It's a trade-off between this work (a burden on you) and the burden of
>> potential contributors having to sign up for a Salsa account. But if you
>> don't want to put off contributors, then you can choose to shoulder that
>> burden :)
> Cool thanks,  most of my github projects are personal anyway. It is
> probably just quicker to, as you said,  create and clone a new
> repository, add the files to it,then push it up to salsa.
> I won't be doing anything complex like tracking issues between the two
> platforms just yet as I am still learning how to do the basics.

I could be missing something here but why not simply 'mirroring' the
github repo to salsa?

John Doe