git pidgin-clone v4

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Mon Mar 23 11:04:00 EDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Marius Orcsik <marius.orcsik at> wrote:
> Hello all,
> One other benefit of Git is that SF is finally supporting it[1], so it could be
> a benefit for the developers not to have to maintain the host the
> infrastructure of the code repository. (Also related to the SF forums it
> should be noted that they are now supporting other open-source applications
> for integrated with their infrastructure. E.g. Trac).


There are actually many sites hosting git repositories so if somebody
doesn't like SF's hosting he can just clone the whole repo in another

For example, the linux kernel is mirrored in github:

If for some strange reason the original repo hosting stops working,
that's not an issue at all since it's mirrored everywhere.

That's how distributed SCM is supposed to work. Linus' repo in is just one among many.

Felipe Contreras

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