[petsc-dev] moving from BitBucket to GitLab

Alexander Lindsay alexlindsay239 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 14:45:05 CDT 2019

I'm assuming this would be served out of an Argonne domain?

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM Jed Brown via petsc-dev <
petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> "Zhang, Hong via petsc-dev" <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
> > If it is mainly because of CI, why don't we host petsc on GitHub and use
> the GitLab CI?
> > https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/github/
> There are significant missing features for that mode of operation.
> https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/60158
> > GitHub has been the biggest social network for developers. Changing a
> utility is easy to me, but changing a social network isn't.
> From a previous conversation with Barry:
> | Barry writes:
> | >   BTW: You're going to get some abuse for advocating for GitLab and
> not GitHub; I don't care because I'm a contrarian but it would be good if
> you had a few sentences about why moving to GitLab is
> | > better than GitHub (and it can't be open source philosophy arguments
> :-)
> |
> | The short answer is that I think the PR integration with CI/metrics is
> | clearly superior to anything presently available at GitHub, GitLab can
> | import all the issues/pull requests/comments, and GitLab supports math
> | in comments.
> |
> | GitHub has more community visibility.  If everyone wants to move there,
> | it'd be okay with me, but wouldn't completely resolve the CI situation
> | and we'd lose lots of our history.  On purely technical merits outside
> | of CI and import, I think GitLab is on par with GitHub.
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