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#1 RexGrammer  Icon User is offline

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What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

I've seen all the big FREE source hosts but I can't see any difference :)...
Seen github, sourceforge and google code but I can't see what's better...
Before you tell me to 'google it' I DID but I didn't find anything relevant... (on every place it's different, some say github is the best, some sourceforge...)

What's the best source host for you? (And if you can tell me why...)
If you can't say who's best, perhaps you can tell me what is important since I'm new to this... (what should I look for when selecting one...)
Or if you can point me to any other host...

Of course all my projects are open source..

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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:42 PM

If you're a git user (and you should be ;)) then Github is the top of the line for you. It is arguably the best source code host and development collaborative development environment around. It has done a lot of innovative things.

Sourceforge is old and clunky. Google Code is like Sourceforge, but doesn't make you want to gouge your eyes out.

As for what's best, I suggest just trying them out. Whatever you like best is the best for you.
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for your reply, I'll try switching from svn to git now...
The only question is there any other git for win other than msysGit?
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:02 PM

If you're looking for a GUI, check out TortoiseGit. It does require that you install msysGit first, but it adds a nice UI on top of it.
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#5 Raynes  Icon User is offline

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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:37 PM

Agreed. That said, do try to learn the command line git. You'll get more out of it in the long run that way.
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:21 PM

View PostRaynes, on 24 November 2011 - 12:37 PM, said:

Agreed. That said, do try to learn the command line git. You'll get more out of it in the long run that way.


In what way?
I've just started learning git, but I've got it going through EGit an Eclipse plugin.
What advantages are there via command line that I don't have?
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:28 PM

People that develop in a command-line-like environment are going to get a lot of mileage out of it, for sure. People that stick with an IDE will probably do better with an IDE plugin, like you have. Command line use will make you more familiar with more of the capabilities of the program, probably, but can sometimes be more tedious when you don't need all the features.
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:05 AM

GitHub is good for open source projects; that is, if you want it free. It's good for closed source projects too, but you'd have to pay a little for it. I use github for open source git, and www.assembla.com for free private repositories, it isn't as polished as github, but it does the job fine.

I'm an advocate of command line git, using guis to add and commit or pushing to repositories seems over the top for me. An GUI or online code browser for showing differences between commits is a great tool, in addition to command line.

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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:48 AM

BitBucket is also good for free, private repos. It also works with Hg as well as Git, so you have your choice there.
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Re: What FREE source hosting to use?

Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:33 AM

No GUI interface to git is going to expose every feature. Git is one of those things where you 'get by' with a small subset of what it offers, and learn more as you go along. You end up having a very large toolbox of extremely cool things. Also remember that you wont have EGit on every computer you ever sit down at. At least a rudimentary knowledge of git's command-line tools is on order.
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