[Libwebsockets] Deprecating Github 2018 The Man edition(R)
brice at ydotm.com
Tue Jun 5 05:30:20 CEST 2018
I was thinking just that today Andy.
I share all what you said and I am in the same boat..almost.
Seems like self hosted is the safest route, minus the pain.
Thanks again Andy for your hard contribution
On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 8:27 PM, Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> About the github purchase by microsoft... I have spent getting on for two
> decades trying to keep microsoft's clammy little hand off my leg, but it
> keeps reappearing there.
> So I want to discuss ideas for removing lws (and my other stuff there)
> from github, just leaving either a mirror or a README.md pointing to the
> I considered gitlab.io, however while it's good, it doesn't permanently
> fix the same "relying on proprietary services" hole that created this
> mess... it's just kicking the can down the road.
> Looking at what infrastructure lws uses with github rejected, we have:
> libwebsockets.org the server: US$10/mo
> lwsws : FOSS
> git-daemon / cgit : FOSS
> mailman : FOSS
> appveyor (windows CI) : PROPRIETARY | $0
> travis (mac + Linux CI) : PROPRIETARY | $0
> coverity (static analysis) : PROPRIETARY | $0
> So if we put the CI stuff to one side (the free OSS Coverity has usage
> limits, I use it mainly when leading up to a release) the original
> selfhosted stuff will support ongoing development OK. In a pinch I can set
> up Jenkins and implement the CI builds and tests for Linux selfhosted as
> well (plus or minus some pain).
> https://libwebsockets.org/git/libwebsockets has always been kept in sync
> with lws git, it needs updating with a cgi implementing to support https
> which hopefully won't be too hard.
> So basically the choices seem to be selfhost (https://gogs.io/ looks
> possible to implement without it being a fulltime job), or just don't have
> forge and go back to selfhosted git + mailing list.
> If you have ideas or comments let me know.
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