I am aware of the convention and the nature of local repositories. 
That's not my problem.

Git repositories can have a "remote repository" by means of the 
origin/[branch] aspect.  This is the "remote" tracked branches that are 
used in Upstreams.

I want to know how I can define an upstream repository on my local system, 
a network system, or by way of a cloud service.  If it is local it CANNOT 
be Linux.  It must be a windows host.  If I had the capability of doing a 
linux box or VM I would already be using GitLab, because i know it.  But 
since I can't do linux, I need a windows or cloud solution for this.  

And trust me, I've already searched a hundred times for what i'm looking 
for and I keep getting routed to GitLab or GitHub.  I need a different 
solution.  
Now i don't know what API GitHub uses, and it appears you can do a single 
project, but I want a remote repository for a 100 projects.  They have a 
"personal" that seems to allow unlimited private projects for $7 a month, 
but I don't know if they have an API, a way to automate my stuff via other 
interfaces than a web browser, and I'm not going to pay for anything until 
I can verify it will do what I want. 

Thanks
J"SD"a'RR

On Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 12:00:21 AM UTC-5, charlesmanning wrote:
>
> The thing about systems like git is that there is no "central repository" 
> except by convention.
>
> That means you can host a local repository on a local server as well as 
> storing it in github or some other cloud service. No one repository is more 
> "central" than the other.
>
> "git server for linux" on google will give you many hits.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM, JaedenRuiner <jae...@wayoftheleaf.net 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> So,
>>
>> Simple question.  I do my own development, a lot.  Now, I've been using 
>> GIT at work and figured it was about time to set up my own version control 
>> on my personal stuff. 
>> I've installed GIT and it is all ready to go, but I currently have only 
>> "local" repositories.  There is no, "remote" to compare to.  At work we use 
>> GitLab.  This seemed the easy route for me to go, since I already know 
>> both, but I can't seem to use their own API against their website.  It 
>> seems their website may only be a temporary testing ground and not the full 
>> product, which has to be run on a Linux server and Apache.  I do not have 
>> one, nor can I get to one easily, (nor do I want to deal with the hassle).
>>
>> So, since GitLab is out, I wanted to know if there is any "software" or 
>> other such Git setup that will allow me to host a central "remote 
>> repository"?  I don't want to deal with only the local repositories, 
>> regardless of the powerful branching system, I want a central repository of 
>> everything, so I can manage my current production versions.  I am perfectly 
>> okay with using a cloud based system of a self hosting concept is not 
>> available, as long as it doesn't cost too much (free would be preferable), 
>> and there is a grace period for validating it can do what I need.  I need 
>> the ability to manage nearly 100 projects, at less than a gig of storage 
>> space necessary.  
>>
>> Any Ideas?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Jaeden "Sifo Dyas" al'Raec Ruiner
>>
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