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> From: Heng Li <lh3@...>
> Subject: Re: [Samtools-devel] Moving samtools to github?
> Date: March 8, 2012 11:00:27 PM EST
> To: Samtools-devel <samtools-devel@...>
> Fine. I have set up the official repository at:
> imported from SVN. The changes from my private github repository have been fully merged to SVN before importing. I will stop making changes to my private github and the subversion at SourceForge, but both will exist for a historical record. The detailed changes in my private github and tags/branches in subversion are not imported. Change logs that are not imported to <https://github.com/samtools> are kept in "ChangeLog.old". Note that only the repository has been moved. The samtools website, file download and the mailing list are still hosted by sourceforge.
> At present, Petr Danecek, a long-time samtools developer, and myself can commit to samtools/samtools and samtools/tabix. Only I can change the spec, but I am happy to add Tim Fennel or Alec as admin. Alec has improved the spec before. As Mark and Richard have argued, changes to the spec will go through discussions and be less open.
> I am aware that moving the official repository will cause troubles to some developers, which is further complicated by my own unofficial fork. I apologize for my mistakes and hope having a single official repository at github will benefit the development in the long run.
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