[Rd] Community Feedback: Git Repository for R-Devel

Mark van der Loo mark.vanderloo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 11:06:34 CET 2018

This question has been discussed before on this list:

See especially Jeroen's answer.


Op do 4 jan. 2018 om 01:11 schreef Juan Telleria <jtelleriar at gmail.com>:

> • Bugzilla & R-devel Mailing Lists: Remain unchanged: Understood as
> Ticketing platforms for bug pull requests on the R-devel Git Repository.
> •  Git Repository Options:
> A) Github (Cloud with Automated backups from GitHub to CRAN Server):
> https://github.com
> B) Gitlab (Selfhosted on CRAN): https://about.gitlab.com
> C) Phabricator (Selfhosted on CRAN): https://www.phacility.com
> D) Microsoft Codeplex: https://www.codeplex.com
> E) Others: Unknown
> https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=Git,Svn,Github,Gitlab
> Git Repository on Core Python: https://github.com/python
> I think that moving efforts in this direction is important because it would
> allow a true Open Source Innovation & Open Collaboration in R between:
> * R Community.
> * And R-Core.
> For:
> * R Bug Fixes.
> * And Core Feature Wishlist.
> As anyone would be able to:
> * Check the unassigned bugs in Bugzilla (apart from R-Core).
> * And propose bugs fixes by themselves as Pull requests (by mentioning the
> Bug ID of Bugzilla or the Mailing Lists).
> This would allow that _individuals_ either from Universities or Companies
> interested in the Development of R:
> * apart of donating economical resources to the R Foundation.
> * could help to maintain core R Code by themselves.
> Which aligns with the true spirit of R, which shall be done from
> contributing individuals, for individuals themselves.
> It would also allow to put the focus on the precise lines of code changed
> with each Commit, and revert changes in an easy way, without verbose
> E-mails: Tidy, Clean, Maintainable, and Fast.
> At last, I noticed R-devel Archives do not have an E-mail Id (Unique
> Unsigned Integer), so it would be a good idea to add one for pull requests
> if Git was adopted.
> Juan
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