[tei-council] code vs. wiki licensing
Stuart A. Yeates
syeates at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 16:22:37 EDT 2011
I admit to posting code to the wiki for educational purposes. All code
I've posted there is somewhere else too, usually a Version Control
System / VCS.
When picking a host for code, I suggest at least passing our
collective eye over the list at
In particular http://knowledgeforge.net/ from http://okfn.org/ looks
interesting because it seems like a place where data (read texts) as
well as code is welcome. [Might need to check this with the OKFN
before moving wholesale]
git, mercurial and friends are generally acknowledged to be a
generation more advanced that svn, cvs and friends (which in turn are
a generation more advanced that rcs and sccs). If we are moving, then
updating to the latest generation of VCS would be great, but as
previously discussed moving is relatively disruptive.
I'm already a happy github user (see https://github.com/stuartyeates),
but more than happy to move to any modern VCS on any host.
In answer to Piotr's comment below, unless we're casting windows users
out into the darkness (as tempting as that may be), we can't assume
that symlinks just work.
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 5:28 AM, Piotr Bański <bansp at o2.pl> wrote:
> I suggested SVN exactly to be able to keep this stuff together, although
> I'm less than happy with SVN (and e.g. the way it messes up symlinks).
> Github OTOH has the advantage of offering personal accounts (so no one
> has to be made member of the TEI project @SF only in order to submit his
> snippet), and possibly the disadvantage of requiring extra actions from
> those of us active at SF. Go figure... :-)
> On 12/09/11 18:48, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be best to keep all our code in the same place? I have no
>> particular attachment to SVN as a tool (and I love the extra power of
>> Git), but I am perfectly happy with SourceForge as a host for all this
>> sort of stuff.
>> Or are we talking about putting sample code of this kind in a completely
>> different place to the TEI code base?
>> On 2011-09-12 17:43, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> On 12 Sep 2011, at 17:34, Piotr Bański wrote:
>>>> I admit I feel partially responsible for this, because I was among those
>>>> who promoted the use of the TEIWiki for the purpose of storing code, a
>>>> few years ago, but some issues have become very obvious since then:
>>>> * wiki is not a revision-control system for code;
>>>> * wiki is not even a good display system for code (some stuff has to be
>>>> escaped because of wiki requirements, there is no syntax highlighting);
>>> well, yes, that's why I have never put any code in the wiki…. :-}
>>>> A way out could be to provide SVN space for the code
>>> isn't this the sort of thing people use Github for these days? I am
>>> pondering about moving all my work there.
>>> Sebastian Rahtz
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