> 23 feb. 2017 kl. 07:55 skrev Alexander Burger <>:
> Thanks to all who contributed to this thread!! I agree with most of what you
> said.
> 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.

Yes techno political I'd say.

> 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.

Maybe we can fix this. Can we discuss this you and I? There may be a solution.

> 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"; instead of "git clone .."?

No not as a distribution method.

However github is not about technology but about the community.

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