[Hpr] Git repository

Jason van Gumster jason at monsterjavaguns.com
Wed Jun 3 05:50:35 PDT 2015

sndchaser at cerebralrift.org wrote:

> On 2015-06-03 03:27, Klaatu wrote:
> > So, I'm voting gitlab. (We also use the self-hosted version at my 
> > work,
> > seems to work well).
> Let me toss in a complete alternative to git. I know that everyone 
> seems to love git these days, but I became quite impressed with fossil a 
> few years ago.
> The big reasons I like fossil:
> - Single file repositories
> - Self-contained versioning system (ie there isn't a need for external 
> tools like trac or redmine)
> - Everything you need: scm, web-interface, ticket system and wiki all 
> in one
> - cgi enabled for web hosting
> - Runs on every platform (it's written in TCL)
> - Running distributed / forks of repositories is easy
> And the whole thing is, of course, Open Source.
> If you haven't looked at it, it's worth spending some time on their 
> website: http://fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki
> George

Just adding to that, I've used fossil for a few small projects (not entirely
code) and I've been quite impressed with it. The integrated wiki and ticketing
*is* a bit light, so you may run into trouble if you're trying to do anything
that a more dedicated wiki or tracker does (or if you want to extend

It's also worth mentioning that that there is a free github-like hosting
service for fossil over at http://chiselapp.com. I've not personally used it,
but it is mentioned on the fossil website.


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