April 29th, 2013, 11:27 AM
Advice on choosing an open source repository
I have been working alone on a project for a few years. I have always intended to make it an open source project but I wanted to have something to show before trying to get others to chip in their time and effort.
I am using git for change management. And I have about reached the point when I should publish the project in a repository out on the web and, eventually, ask for help in the continuing development effort. I need a repository that provides some form of task and bug tracking. But I can provide my own web site for the project.
So, what venue should I use when doing this? I know of git-hub and Source Forge [though I don't know if SF supports git]. Which of these is a better choice? Are there superior sites of which I am not aware?
April 29th, 2013, 02:11 PM
I am aware of several others:
Fresh Meat (freshmeat.net),
Google Code (code.google.com),
A search for open source project hosting would probably turn up many more.
Don't know which would be applicable to your specific needs. Might be worth investigating them a little deeper.
You can't go too far wrong with github or gitorious (depending on weather gitorious being open-source is important to you).
If you are already using git, I wouldnt bother with others like google-code, BitBucket.
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