Microsoft said to acquire Github, are you going to move?

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Poll: Github to GitLab (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Now that Microsoft is going to own Github, are you going to move your projects to GitLab?

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  3. Maybe, I will wait and see what Microsoft does (6 votes [50.00%] - View)

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  4. No, why would I do that? (6 votes [50.00%] - View)

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#16 h4nnib4l   User is offline

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Re: Microsoft said to acquire Github, are you going to move?

Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:22 PM

Microsoft has been releasing documentation/sample code/etc. for Azure SaaS offerings, like Azure Data Factory v2, on GitHub for a bit now - I'm not very surprised by this.

My guess is that MS feels that their marketing/services groups is better suited for engaging enterprise customers than the non-existent equivalent at GitHub, and that, like modi123_1 mentioned, it'll simply bring a bit more native-feeling integration with VS and a more feature-rich experience in Team Foundation Services.

Their take on open source has obviously changed tremendously in the last half decade or so, with the open-sourcing of the .NET framework and the model they seem to be following with Azure services, so I'm not overly concerned that they'll break GitHub.
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Re: Microsoft said to acquire Github, are you going to move?

Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:24 PM

Although this is tangent to the GitHub acquisition, I hope that the entire git toolset will become a first class Windows tool rather than the kludge that Git for Windows currently is. Yes, the main day-to-day git porcelain operations work fine, but the minute when I need to use the git plumbing which requires git to go spawn bash commands, it seems to only work about 20% of the time if I initiate from a CMD or Powershell. If I try from a Git bash window, I'm still gambling that it would work at least half the time. The only time I would get guaranteed success is if I log into a *nix box and do any serious work that uses git plumbing there.
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Re: Microsoft said to acquire Github, are you going to move?

Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:17 AM

View PostSkydiver, on 08 June 2018 - 10:24 PM, said:

I hope that the entire git toolset will become a first class Windows tool


Agreed. I often marvel that Visual Studio both supports Git and then does it so badly. Visual Studio Code does a slightly better job. Git for Windows is fine, from the command line, as it's basically cygwin. But the minute I tell a Windows developer they'll have to use a command line the reaction is usually fear.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:52 AM

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But the minute I tell a Windows developer they'll have to use a command line the reaction is usually fear.

Less fear, but more "Ugh.. let me go google what ever the command lines are so I know what to do for the next five minutes".. yeah, but that's me.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:23 AM

For me, the situation is typically that I already found the commands in Stack Overflow or some other site, but the commands fail because the command involves passing in a string which git plumbing will in turn try to execute as a bash command. More often than not that call to execute fails on Windows.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Which, of course, is why "Git for Windows" installs "Git bash." If you're trying to run a git command from powershell or cmd, you're simply doing it wrong. :P
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

;) If that is the case, don't even bother letting git run in CMD or Powershell. Just print out a message saying the command only runs in Git bash. To me that would be sufficient to make it a "first class Windows client".
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:30 PM

I am curious to see what Microsoft does in terms of integration with visual studio and Xamarin. I found the github very awkward with visual studio .. However, I am also a newbie to the open source community; so I could see how old school users might be upset about this.
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Re: Microsoft said to acquire Github, are you going to move?

Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

View PostSkydiver, on 05 June 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

I keep public stuff on Github, and private stuff on Bitbucket.

As an aside, did any of you guys notice this in MSDN documentation pages:
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I don't agree with MS on their stance for 'hatespeech' and their political bias but I will say that they are EXTREMELY responsive to feedback on visual studio (in my experience) .. sometimes in less than a day lol. I'm excited to try this out but worried they will restrict apps based on 'hatespeech.' we will see though; I love visual studio.

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