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Re: main url for linking to git source?




Hi Jeff,

On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 11:37 PM, Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> 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 could see arguments both ways, so I thought I'd take a straw poll of
> what people on the list think.

That PR is changing quite a few places, so in classic Git community
fashion, I advise to break it up into more patches. ;)

Junios reply below focuses on the URL passed to git-clone, which
is only found at https://git-scm.com/downloads (?)

There I would try to mirror Junios list of "public repositories"
https://git-blame.blogspot.com/p/git-public-repositories.html
without officially endorsing one over another.

For those links that link to web pages, I am ok with any of the
hosting providers, maybe even taking the one with the prettiest
web page. Maybe we want to reword those sections to rely
more on indirection, e.g. "get the source[link to the source page],
checkout the next branch", without the quick web link to a web page
showing the 'next' tree. Any of the pages with the 'next' tree
do not really help for the purpose of spotting which development
is currently happening. Maybe a "log --merges" would be better.
Something like https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git/+log/next
(Not that I am endorsing this link over others. I just happen to know
that this comes close to what I propose having there)

Kernel.org might feel a bit more official than the others because
Linus started it there? And given that it is a non profit, I feel
better to link to them over any other commercial entity.

Hope that helps,
Stefan