Thanks to all who contributed to this thread!! I agree with most of what you
However, we are mixing up three different, independent issues:
1. My initial post was about political aspects: Ubuntu does not want to build
the binary with position-dependent coding (include the -no-pie flag), and in
general there is a tendency to Clang, which has certain limitations.
2. Using a code repository is fine. But I personally will not use any of the
existing ones, because my working style deeply depends on file meta
informations (most important the modification date), which are destroyed by
those repositories. I explained the situation at various occasions. Checking
files *into* a repo is all right, but as soon as I check them out they would
be unusable for me.
3. Being present on StackOverflow would be a good thing.
As for (2), I see no problem with the current situation. Is it so much worse to
do a "wget http://software-lab.de/picoLisp.tgz" instead of "git clone .."? The
change history is in "doc/ChangeLog", and is the same as was checked into
mercury when we were still using google code.