Moving project to GitHub

Anonymous 9 years ago updated by Øystein Bjørke 9 years ago 1
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objo wrote at 2014-08-26 11:24:

I would like to move this project to GitHub.
  • better issue tracker
  • better handling of pull requests
  • github pages
  • integration with appveyor

Rogad wrote at 2014-08-26 17:45:

Would you be able to keep the topics here ? It's just I have some bookmarked for reference...

BogusException wrote at 2014-08-26 19:39:


Github is SCM, like Subversion... :)

Go check the site out...

Rogad wrote at 2014-08-26 20:44:

Yeah I now Github, I just was worried all the discussions will be lost...

objo wrote at 2014-08-27 08:37:

I think Stack Overflow can be used for questions on how to use the library: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/helix-3d-toolkit
The GitHub issues section can be used for discussions regarding bugs and new features.

objo wrote at 2014-08-27 09:35:

The source repository and open issues have been moved

BogusException wrote at 2014-08-27 21:53:

Oh. my... That is going in hook. line & sinker...

objo wrote at 2014-08-27 23:38:

Yee-haw, here we go! :-)
The worst is that I am planning to do this with all the CodePlex projects I am coordinating...
I have been a happy resident at CodePlex for a while now, but suddenly I figured out that GitHub gives the project a lot of new possibilities...
My only concern is the discussion forum and all the unanswered threads here... But they should still be reachable from the search engines....

BogusException wrote at 2014-08-28 18:04:

I'll bet if you ask, they've probably had someone write a perl script or some such to migrate message archives from places like CodePlex... If they have an API they can share, then it would not be hard to create one...

I'd be really surprised if it hadn't been done already...

I just hope the text editor is better than CodePlex's... That was an area they never fixed... :(

objo wrote at 2014-09-01 07:42:

Yes, it is possible to migrate the messages to a new forum, but I think Stack Overflow is a good alternative since it is already used for Helix Toolkit questions.
I am concerned about distributing the project over too many sites. You see the list at the bottom of the readme file is already quite long...