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Re: IMPORTANT: Where to host RQG documentation (and its code)


Please be aware that, since MySQL Forge will soon be closed (due to SPAM, mostly), I have started a new project under Google Code, where the existing code snippets and wiki will be hosted. 

If you want to become a committer for this project, I will gladly add you.




On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:07 , Philip Stoev wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Currently, the bulk of the RQG documentation is hosted on forge.mysql.com (http://forge.mysql.com). 
> However, this site has experienced multiday outages and wiki spam, so it is 
> a time to look for other alternatives.
> One option is for me to host a MediaWiki on a new domain I registered, 
> randgen.org (http://randgen.org), but Oracle have said they prefer a project hosting site that is 
> not affiliated with a particular person. Launchpad does not provide wikis, 
> and from the state of the feature requests about it, it does not seem that 
> it will happen anytime soon.
> So, we are left with the following options from the household names:
> - GitHub:
> * seems to be the cool club to be in;
> * wiki pages can be managed via the source code repository
> * wiki looks like this: https://github.com/reddit/reddit/wiki
> - Google Code:
> * wiki pages can be managed via the source code repository
> * wiki looks like this: http://code.google.com/p/maatkit/wiki/GettingHelp
> - Source Forge:
> * wiki looks like this 
> http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> * a conventional MediaWiki installation, not integrated with the code 
> repository;
> * wiki pages are not hosted in the repository, but rather in a MySQL 
> database
> Once we have decided on wiki hosting, the next question is should we move 
> the RQG codebase itself to the hosting site that provides the wiki. This 
> however will almost certainly mean converting the RQG to Git. I am 
> personally fine with it, as it matches the way the job market is going, 
> however it may break the workflows of people that are still using Bazaar for 
> other stuff within their companies.
> Please do voice your opinion so that we can make sure nobody is 
> inconvenienced in any way. My personal vote is for hosting the documentation 
> with GitHub, and leaving the option to convert the RQG codebase to Git open 
> for sometime in the futre.
> Thank you
> Philip Stoev 
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