In regard to "non-commercial stuff that you're not ready to release" (I have a lot of that), I believe GitHub requires a paid account to host private repositories. (I'd be delighted to hear otherwise.) I host some of my non-public code on BitBucket, which provides private repositories for free. It works particularly well for Digital Ricoeur, as they give some additional free benefits if you have a ".edu" or equivalent email address.
I've never released a Racket package any way but as a Git repository, but I've found it completely friction-less for public packages and fairly low-friction for private ones. -Philip On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:14 PM, Greg Hendershott <greghendersh...@gmail.com > wrote: > I like using GitHub for this (IIUC Bitbucket or GitLab would work equally > well). > > The Racket package catalog tracks a branch, say `master`. After you > push a commit to `master`, the rkt pkg cat will notice automatically. > It scans at intervals. (If you're impatient, sign in and choose > "Refresh my packages". After which there is still some delay, but > IIRC < 1 hour.) > > Having people submit Issues against the repo works well, I think, for > both authors and users of a package. For example in your recent fixes > to html-parsing, other people could see the report, any discussion, > and better appreciate the change. > > Also, you can use magic phrases in your commit message, like "Closes > #123". GitHub will automatically close the issue. Also it creates > cross-links between issues and commits, which can be handy. > > > I think all of GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab let you have unlimited > public repos on the free plan. Last I checked, each also allows at > least some number of private repos. > > > I can't speak to migrating version histories. I know that for some > Racket packages it's considered unnecessary to make official version > numbers and release notes. The public commit and/or issue history on > GitHub or whatever, is considered adequate. > > > I'm typing this kind of in a rush so apologies if there are any errors > or it's unclear. Hopefully others will chime in. The TL;DR is I > _think_ you'll find GitHub et al to be <= friction than your status > quo? > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Racket Users" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.