Shift to Github?

Mike Frysinger vapier at
Thu Feb 18 20:44:49 UTC 2016

On 18 Feb 2016 16:19, Sahil Shekhawat wrote:
> I just joined this mailing list and am interested in contributing but I am
> wondering why we are still submitting patches on mailing lists and not
> shift to Github already? Is there any specific reason to not do that?
> I am asking this since I am new and couldn't see what issues are there or
> read code review discussion on PRs.

low level projects often have developers that eschew web-only or
web-centric flows like github.  today, in order to contribute to
strace, all you need is git and command line tools.  if we did
things via github, now you'd need a web browser that supports JS.

so instead of forking strace into your own github acct, pushing changes
there, and then sending a PR, you use `git send-email`.

typically the flow of patches here is low enough that if your changes
don't get merged soonish, you'll need to ping/resend anyways as the
code changes underneath you.

of course it's hard to say whether we aren't getting more contributors
because we aren't lowering the barrier via GH, or just because strace
is a fairly low-level esoteric tool.  it's not like we've seen a large
# of people complaining on the list so far.
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