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

Juan Telleria jtelleriar at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 23:32:07 CET 2018

Thank you Mark, this is what I was looking for.

On Sunday I will read again in detail previous discussion's facts, and
attach the pros and cons here, so that they remain for the future, and the
topic can be closed.


El 4 ene. 2018 11:06 a. m., "Mark van der Loo" <mark.vanderloo at gmail.com>

> This question has been discussed before on this list:
> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/Why-R-project-source-code-is-
> not-on-Github-td4695779.html
> See especially Jeroen's answer.
> Best,
> Mark
> 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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