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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: OCaml projects on github, hard to find?
On 20-09-2010, Mike Lin <mikelin@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 5:04 AM, Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@le-gall.net> wrote:
>>> Could OCamlForge be set up to do one-click read-only mirroring of
>>> interesting github projects?
>>>
>>
>> That is a possible project:
>> https://forge.ocamlcore.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=604&group_id=1&atid=102
>>
>> The main problem is that we need to create this kind of function. Most
>> of the forge around doesn't provide an "easy coordination" with other
>> forges. But I think, it is feasible.
>
> I'll just chime in my support for something like this although I am
> also too busy to work on it. I have a couple longstanding projects on
> OCaml Forge, and as much as I support concentrating OCaml stuff in one
> place, it's just very difficult to resist github's ultra-slickness.
>

I agree with that the ultra-slickness of github is something nice. As
far as I am concerned, I don't see as a problem to use github for source
code and distribute release through the forge. You can benefit from
BTS/mailing list/aggregated news et al on the forge. I think release
distribution, bug tracking and news is something that should be enough
to "concentrate OCaml stuff in one place" and provide a good indexing of
your project (not to say, that it will also cross-link your github
project, thus enhance your PageRank). 

If you want to use github, just hide the "source" tab of the project and
leave a note on the project webpage. Ideally, if someone has the time to
code a "github" plugin for the forge, you can choose "github" as SCM and
been redirected to the github project. 

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall