Google closing Yet Another Service - GoogleCode



  • Great. So they close the last free source hosting site that allows Subversion. Which means I have no place to store my Skyrim mods now. What a whore of a bitch.


  • area_deu

    Wow, that sucks.



  • @ben_lubar must be divested.


  • sockdevs

    What about CodePlex? They have Subversion support.


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    @Nagesh said:

    @ben_lubar must be divested.

    Why must we get rid of @ben_lubar?



  • @abarker said:

    Why must we get rid of @ben_lubar?

    I am saying - he must become pretty sad by that news. No need to get rid of anybody. I am no HATER.


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    @Nagesh said:

    I am saying - he must become pretty sad by that news. No need to get rid of anybody. I am no HATER.

    :facepalm:

    You said:

    @Nagesh said:

    @ben_lubar must be divested.

    di·vest
    dəˈvest,dīˈvest/
    verb
    past tense: divested; past participle: divested

    1. deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions.
      "men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle"
      synonyms: deprive of, strip of, dispossess of, rob of, cheat out of, trick out of
      "he intends to divest you of your power"
    2. deprive (something) of a particular quality.
      "he has divested the original play of its charm"
    3. rid oneself of something that one no longer wants or requires, such as a business interest or investment.
      "it appears easier to carry on in the business than to divest"

    I chose the third definition.

    You meant devastated.



  • @abarker said:

    :facepalm:

    You said:

    @Nagesh said:

    @ben_lubar must be divested.

    >di·vest
    dəˈvest,dīˈvest/
    verb
    past tense: divested; past participle: divested

    1. deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions.
      "men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle"
      synonyms: deprive of, strip of, dispossess of, rob of, cheat out of, trick out of
      "he intends to divest you of your power"
    2. deprive (something) of a particular quality.
      "he has divested the original play of its charm"
    3. rid oneself of something that one no longer wants or requires, such as a business interest or investment.
      "it appears easier to carry on in the business than to divest"

    I chose the third definition.

    You meant devastated.

    You have divested the my original post of its charm. :rage:



  • I'll have to look into it. Or whatever.


  • sockdevs

    @blakeyrat said:

    Great. So they close the last free source hosting site that allows Subversion. Which means I have no place to store my Skyrim mods now. What a whore of a bitch.

    you can use SVN for github.

    it may not be first class support, but checkout/commit/branch/merge is supported.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    What about CodePlex? They have Subversion support.

    So does SourceForge.



  • GitHub supports subversion.


  • sockdevs



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  • sockdevs

    @dcon said:

    So does SourceForge.

    Aren't they the ones that wrap everyone's downloads in their own shitty installer crap?


  • sockdevs

    yes. yes they do....



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Aren't they the ones that wrap everyone's downloads in their own shitty installer crap?

    Mine aren't. But then I post zipped MSIs... And that's also not where I point my users to download.

    edit: I'm still using it because I'm too lazy to move my repo.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Aren't they [sourceforge] the ones that wrap everyone's downloads in their own shitty installer crap?

    Wait, what? When did that start?


  • sockdevs

    I forget exactly, but they've been doing it a while…

    Edit: Here we go:



  • It also supports Git. Why not just switch to git? The TortoiseGit makes the basic functionality almost identical.


  • sockdevs

    @russ0519 said:

    Why not just switch to git?

    *runs before things get ugly*



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Aren't they the ones that wrap everyone's downloads in their own shitty installer crap?

    @RaceProUK said:

    ...an optional feature...

    Not to defend them too much, but you have an awfully strange definition of "everyone."

    And FWIW, I haven't seen projects that do that, not that I download much from SourceForge.


  • sockdevs

    @EvanED said:

    Not to defend them too much, but you have an awfully strange definition of "everyone."

    Or I'm employing hyperbole :stuck_out_tongue:

    Anyway, FileZilla elected to do it; don't know if they still do. And GIMP pulled all their stuff from SF because they felt the programme was deliberately tricking users into downloading adware.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Anyway, FileZilla elected to do it;

    Thankfully, you can still get the "real" installers - you just have to click a couple more buttons on the FZ site.



  • Google Code was crap and they knew it. The service hasn't been touched in years and didn't bring anything you couldn't get anywhere else. Now I have to move the last project I have there.



  • Hell, Go moved away from Google Code because it was so bad.



  • Go was? Yes.



  • :unamused:


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    @ben_lubar said:

    Hell, Go moved away from Google Code because it was so bad.

    And the .NET team didn't want to use CodePlex. There's no way around Github these days.



  • Well, https://www.google.com/search?q=site:googlesource.com returns quite a few (13 million) results.



  • @russ0519 said:

    It also supports Git. Why not just switch to git? The TortoiseGit makes the basic functionality almost identical.

    You must be new here, son.



  • Alright, so, what's the recommended place to dump public SVN repositories now? Seeing as I have at least one which needs moving (in the next year)...


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Nagesh said:

    charm

    That's not what that word means.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    I'll have to look into it. Or whatever.

    The Ars (?) article I saw talking about this closure mentions Codeplex hasn't been updated in a long time, which suggests it might get shut down too, but MS hasn't said anything about it.

    You could always convert your repos to--hah, no, I couldn't finish that sentence.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @RaceProUK said:

    Aren't they the ones that wrap everyone's downloads in their own shitty installer crap?

    Not everyone's, as far as I can tell. I'm not sure how you can find out ahead of time, though.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Hanzo'd!

    @EvanED said:

    And FWIW, I haven't seen projects that do that, not that I download much from SourceForge.

    I think Filezilla does it by default.



  • @FrostCat said:

    You could always convert your repos to--hah, no, I couldn't finish that sentence.

    Time to start looking into Mercurial, then I guess. Is there anything like http://hghub.com1 or an equivalent?

    1. That link just redirects to github anyway. *le sigh*


  • GitHub supports git, svn, and hg. What's wrong with GitHub?



  • Are there actual svn/hg repositories on github though, or are they all git repos masquerading as another VCS?



  • Well, they're backed by git, but what's the difference?



  • It's hard enough trying to prevent git from corrupting its repository when you're using it straightforwardly as git. If it's attempting to impersonate a different VCS at the same time, then the probability of trouble just multiplies... :/



  • @tar said:

    Time to start looking into Mercurial, then I guess. Is there anything like http://hghub.com1 or an equivalent?
    I haven't used it for a while and it's a minor player, but there's BitBucket. Not sure how it stacks up.



  • It looks like Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive list of alternatives. SVN seems to be one of the more widely supported VCSs from my 'comprehensive research'...



  • I've never had a git repo get corrupted. Is that a thing that happens?



  • Seemed to be pretty easy from my experience. Although I was trying to use that godawful git gui thing, so maybe that's on me.

    Then again, I broke a git repo by making a copy of it, which is apparently not a thing that can happen either...



  • I suppose another thing that worries me about pretending github is an SVN repository—what if I want to make branches?

    In SVN-land, a branch is just a copy of a folder, whereas git does some strange stuff where it attempts to modify the working copy from one branch to the other.

    What if I want to maintain changes in two branches concurrently? How's that going to work? There's an impedence mismatch between how the two tools operate that seems like it's going cause unanticipated problems...



  • i have.
    it does what it says it does. no :wtf: i can tell. which is good.

    @blakeyrat http://xp-dev.com is good. but their free plan is somewhat limited.


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    @tar said:

    I suppose another thing that worries me about pretending github is an SVN repository—what if I want to make branches?

    In SVN-land, a branch is just a copy of a folder, whereas git does some strange stuff where it attempts to modify the working copy from one branch to the other.

    What if I want to maintain changes in two branches concurrently? How's that going to work? There's an impedence mismatch between how the two tools operate that seems like it's going cause unanticipated problems...

    Well AFAICR SVN is basically Filesystem with MetaData(tm). So if I had to develop a way to integrate Git with it, I'd just use it as such. Of course that completely disables any nice git-things.

    @tar said:

    attempts to modify the working copy from one branch to the other.

    You mean like modify one file on two branches with one commit? Ick, no it doesn't do that at all!
    Oh, yeah, it replaces the current working copy with the branch one. Doesn't SVN do that too though? At least depending on how your branching is set up...



  • @sloosecannon said:

    You mean like modify one file on two branches with one commit?

    No. I mean have two separate working copies of the two branches sitting next to each other, so I can do work in either branch and merge from one to the other, without needing to make a 'context switch' or something equally disruptive to my workflow...


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    @tar said:

    No. I mean have two separate working copies of the two branches sitting next to each other, so I can do work in either branch and merge from one to the other.

    To merge you should use git merge :) that's what it's there for...

    No, there isn't a good way to do that other than making 2 different working copies... It's probably Doing It Wrong according to Torvalds, so it's not supported. FWIW, I kinda missed that from SVN when I went to git at first, but I found I didn't really need it that much. YMMV.


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