I'd like to announce that as of now, the primary Git repositories for
the MantisBT project are hosted at Github , using the "mantisbt"
organization for all official code repositories. I've also renamed the
development tools repository from "mantisbt-dev" to "mantisbt-tools" for
sake of clarity. Commit emails will now be sent to the mantisbt-cvs
list from noreply@... rather than git@...
Regarding plugins, I've have created a second organization on Github
called "mantisbt-plugins" . Community members with plugins are
welcome to join the organization and have their repositories hosted
there as a sort of "official list" of available plugins. Simply send a
request to the developer list, and we will add your Github account and
create a repository that you can push to. Any plugins currently hosted
on git.mantisforge.org will continue to be available, although we would
encourage moving them to Github as time permits.
Ideally, this move will benefit both community and developer
contribution in multiple ways:
- Github allows for easy "forking" to give users their own repository to
develop changes in, and also provides a method to submit "pull requests"
back to the development team or plugin authors.
- Github allows users to easily manage their account and SSH keys for
all repositories, and has a much friendlier interface for doing so.
- Github provides a better repository viewing interface, and allows for
superior integration with MantisBT itself via service hooks.
- A central plugin organization will allow core developers better access
to orphaned or unmaintained community projects.
If you have any questions about Github or the process of moving plugin
repositories, please send a message to the developer mailing list.