On 08/28/2013 10:14 PM, Robert Jonsson wrote:
> Hi Florian,
> 2013/8/27 Florian Jung <flo@...>:
>> Dear MusE-Team,
>> I always wanted to move over to GitHub, I already felt a faint dislike
>> against sourceforge, but could not name it.
>> Now I can.
>> tl;dr: sourceforge is now owned by a company named Dice, and have
>> started to abuse their users' trust. When you want to download
>> windows-installers from certain sf.net-hosted projects, you're now
>> getting a "drive by" download, which installs actually more stuff than
>> you want.
>> In particular, it adds ad- and spyware to your computer, e.g. in form of
>> the Ask.com toolbar, "registry cleaners" etc., if you not explicitly
>> decline this (the average user usually only clicks on the big green
>> "Install" button). I verified this, it's true. And the installer is
>> digitally signed by Ask.com, most users won't even notice.
>> Alarmed by this, I browsed around on sourceforge.net a bit, and found
>> more things which I didn't expect, like misleading ads and more
>> manipulated installers (without asking the project maintainers!).
> Ok, that doesn't sound like fair play at all, I agree.
>> I'm doing that herewith. I hope you agree with me that we should move
>> MusE over to github (or bitbucket or whatever) as soon as possible.
>> I do not want to support a platform which feels like taking such
>> measures, and I will volunteer to do the migration to, let's say, GitHub
>> + muse-sequencer.org.
>> -- flo.
> I'm not against moving to github but we need to verify that all
> features we depend on are possible to recreate without too much
> Also, Joachim talked to me the other day about moving the wiki over to
> github, they have some new wiki framework built on git that apparently
> accepts mediawiki (which we use) pages. It's intriguing, don't know
> how well it works yet.
> So, what we use are (off the top of my head).
> - source code repository (SF)
we move our git repo to github as its new main repo
> - file download service (SF)
florian pointed me to this:
> - ticket system (SF)
we use the one from github
> - mailing lists (SF)
we stay on sf.net for the moment since i don't have a clue what could be
better. i like the thunderbird's 'news group' integration of it
> - forum (SF)
good question, maybe we move it to the muse-sequencer.org root server as
> - home page/wiki
we migrate the page (one html file) and our mediawiki to github
> Last we discussed this I recall file download was a void for github
> atleast, don't know about the others.
> Can we solve this without too much hassle?
yes we can! ... oh men, where did i hear this last time and it never
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