On Wed, 1 Apr 2015, Eitan Adler wrote: > Hi all, > > One of the key reasons for the lack of people is the high barrier of > entry to joining the FreeBSD project. While every modern project uses > git (usually hosted on github),
As much as I love github - please try to go to http://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports and try to view history of one particular port. Example task I am facing right now: "I need to compile iojs 1.0.4 using older version of FreeBSD port". Github web interface says to me: > > Sorry, this commit history is taking too long to generate. > > Refresh the page to try again, or view this history locally using the > > following command: > > git log master -- www/iojs/Makefile Sure one might argue every ports should be a separate repository and we should use git submodules. No, thank you. > Our wiki and code review tools are in an even worse position than our > repository. In order to contribute you need to send an email to > clusteradm@ and hope they deem you worthy enough of access. The bug > tracking system is in a better shape but isn't perfect: while any user > can create an account, their privileges are limited: they can't help > close out bad PRs, reclassify good ones, or do other generally useful > work. I am pretty frustrated I can't login to Phabricator without @freebsd.org address. This is something that should be addressed _ReallySoonNow_ I don't follow FreeBSD intrastructure discussions but I don't understand while we jumed from gnats onto bugzilla instead of going straight to Phabricator Maniphest. Also from my Phabricator experience it is still a bit better suited for svn-centralized model than git (although it supports git as well). > Today I hope we turn ourselves from the cathedral into a truly open > and democratic project! I'd love to have a Phabricator account but despite using FreeBSD since I think version 2.1 and contributing very little I never aspired to get a commit bit. //Marcin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"