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Re: main url for linking to git source?




Hi Peff,

On Mon, 7 May 2018, Jeff King wrote:

> The git-scm.com site currently links to https://github.com/git/git for
> the (non-tarball) source code. Somebody raised the question[1] of
> whether it should point to kernel.org instead.
>
> Do people find one interface more or less pleasing than the other? Do we
> want to prefer kernel.org as more "official" or less commercial?

I don't really care about "official" vs "commercial", as kernel.org is
also run by a business, so it is all "commercial" to me.

Personally, I prefer the GitHub interface. A *lot*. Why?

- it is faster

- it is prettier

- you can fork easily

- it also has the Continuous Integration, well, integrated

- it is a lot easier to link to individual commits/files/lines

- the links are *a lot* nicer

- you can provide a <repo>/compare/A...B link to a specific, possibly
  dynamic commit range

I do not have anything against listing kernel.org, *in addition*. But
kernel.org is just simply so much more limited, and less pretty, so I
really think that the PR is misguided and would do more harm than good.

Ciao,
Dscho