I am a developer looking for a replacement chat server (we currently use 
Prosody looks promising and pretty powerful. 

I just wanted to offer my comments:
-Moving to a better supported source repo (Github or Bitbucket with Hg 
support) would make the product *look* more viable
-Better documentation on a tool like readthedocs.org would help (alot)
  (for example: I found a couple of mistakes following the documentation 
that I would have done a pull request to fix if you used readthedocs and 
either of the above repos)

Thanks for working on the project.


On Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:10:13 AM UTC-5, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 29 May 2015 at 09:52, Victor Seva <vs...@sipwise.com <javascript:>> 
> wrote: 
> > On 05/29/2015 10:04 AM, Goffi wrote: 
> >> G'day, 
> >> 
> >> As a recent modules developer, I just want to say that I'm totally 
> >> against a github move: I have no account there and will not have. 
> > 
> > You don't need a github account to contribute. It is easier if you have, 
> > but you can always send patches by email 
> > and amend them easily wit git. 
> > 
> >> Of course project manage its code the way it wants, but please let the 
> >> ability for people to contribute without github account, the way as it 
> >> is possible today without google account. 
> > 
> > A will point a thread about github on Debian devel mailing list [0] 
> > 
> >> Oh, and I'm really happy with hg... 
> > 
> > Glad to hear but lets face it git is more widely use. 
> I'm not picking on you, it's just your post was the most recent one to 
> bring up the popularity of git. 
> I'm not interested in spending our time and resources moving the 
> project to whatever VCS and hosting platform is currently trending. 
> Back when Prosody started, Github was less than 6 months old, and most 
> people would have had no clue what it was. Git was not especially 
> popular back then either. The package 'git' on Debian didn't even 
> install the VCS, but some unrelated GNU utility. 
> I've been developing software long enough to know that things rise and 
> fall. Today it's Github, tomorrow... something else. We're going to 
> stay working with what we're happy and comfortable with. If there are 
> firm technical reasons to move, fine, but there aren't. I know some 
> projects that have moved VCS three times in three years, and that's 
> nothing but disruptive. 
> Finally, on the issue of contributions. Firstly I know of projects 
> that have moved to Github and had almost no extra contributions. It's 
> not a magic wand. Secondly, I think if someone is actually serious 
> about contributing, our choice of VCS will not stop them. So called 
> "drive-by" contributions are not the kind of thing I'm interested in 
> for our core project. 
> I appreciate everyone putting their thoughts forward here, but the 
> graveyards of the internet are littered with this kind of thread. 
> Everyone has their personal preferences, and sadly we can't satisfy 
> all of them all of the time. I personally don't have anything more to 
> say on the matter, so unless someone has something substantially new 
> to contribute I'd recommend we just let this thread go. 
> If you still feel like you need to change our minds about something, 
> or if you have any questions, we're always available to email directly 
> at devel...@prosody.im <javascript:> without having to drag hundreds of 
> other 
> people into the debate. 
> Regards, 
> Matthew 

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