GitHub Replacement Plan?

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Rosh
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by Rosh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:46 am

erkinalp wrote:A contigency plan is definitely needed. What if Microsoft secretly steals ReactOS code and ships with Windows?
ReactOS devs should be pay more attention to ReactOS source code changes and updates, if something changes unexpectly.

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by bobbykennedy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:25 am

no, we're done with SVN

if microsoft deletes our github mirror, our own git mirror should remain unaffected

if you want you may clone the project to your own repo on gitlab

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by jimtabor » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:13 am

Well?

LOL!

You guys did not see this coming? We did!!!

Rosh
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by Rosh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:58 am

bobbykennedy wrote:our own git mirror should remain unaffected
Where can I download ReactOS source code?
I cannot see it.

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by Rosh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:02 am

bobbykennedy wrote: if you want you may clone the project to your own repo on gitlab
Any guide to clone a Github repo on GitLab, and syncronize ReactOS Github repository with ReactOS GitLab repository to be updated with the last code and comment?

I will do my GitLab account soon.
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by Rosh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:07 am

jimtabor wrote: You guys did not see this coming? We did!!!
Good question. :D
That`s why we should have contingence plans and be prepared for almost everything that could happen.

Who did know this would happen before?

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by erkinalp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:21 am

I'd think it'd be more likely that they inject code directly from their old source code from other NT versions to replace existing code and then sue us for adding it.
It is incompatible with Git's data structure. It is very hard to collide hashes to replace one bit of meaningful source code by another bit of meaningful source code.
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by ThFabba » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:23 am

Calm down, people. Some of you clearly don't understand how Git works.
Every developer's machine contains a clone of the Git repository, which contains the entire history. If GitHub shuts down, we lose open PRs (though in most cases not the associated branches, since they're still on the contributor's machine at least), PR comments and PR history. That's it. The source code is entirely safe, and git.reactos.org, or any single other clone is enough to restore it.
We use GitHub because it's convenient -- and the choice was easy, because we're not dependent on it in any way, and only a "git remote set-url" command away from switching to any other host.

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by anthracen » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:32 pm

What a kindergarten here.
erkinalp wrote:A contigency plan is definitely needed. What if Microsoft secretly steals ReactOS code and ships with Windows*?
seriously, are you trolling, right? or it's a humor section? then well, let me joke too. Of course they will steal the code. After all turning Windows into an alpha state should be nostalgic. They return into 1988, when NT has been starting its first steps. :lol:

* - but even a funnier question to you is why they need to buy github to steal the code of the f&cking open-source project? didn't you think of this? :mrgreen:

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by erkinalp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:55 pm

There is a little bit of feature ReactOS does better than Windows:viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17048. They might steal it.
anthracen wrote: didn't you think of this?
To avoid suspicion.
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by ThFabba » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:49 pm

erkinalp wrote:There is a little bit of feature ReactOS does better than Windows:viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17048. They might steal it.
anthracen wrote: didn't you think of this?
To avoid suspicion.
Adapting our code for this into their explorer will take one of their engineers longer than implementing that feature without using ROS.
Unless "steal" just refers to the idea of implementing it... in which case, they are in fact encouraged to do so. We are an open source project after all, and do not pursue patents on our features. They are there for everyone to see and emulate, by design!

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:45 am

erkinalp wrote:There is a little bit of feature ReactOS does better than Windows:viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17048. They might steal it.
anthracen wrote: didn't you think of this?
To avoid suspicion.
Don't you think you present ROS as too important? You can not be serious with this inconsequential accusation... If you are, feels bad, man....
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by erkinalp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 am

Because it is a direct replacement of #1 most used operating system in personal computing.
ThFabba wrote:They are there for everyone to see and emulate, by design!
Windows team is not allowed to look at copylefted software, just as we are not allowed to look at Windows source code.
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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by hbelusca » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 pm

erkinalp wrote:Windows team is not allowed to look at copylefted software, just as we are not allowed to look at Windows source code.
And you know that because.... you asked some guy working at Microsoft? Or are you just throwing again your conspiracy bullshit?

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Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

Post by erkinalp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:26 pm

This was published in a blog post of WSL team.
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