[AstroPy] proposal for astropy version control software and respository
Victoria G. Laidler
laidler at stsci.edu
Fri Jul 15 16:24:15 EDT 2011
For those of us who are not very familiar with git and github, can someone
suggest a source for additional information?
I'd also like to note that in the discussion of the previous "simple
yes/no poll", several people raised objections that this was too coarse
a metric and that there is value in being able to signify "yes but" or
"don't care" & so on. I'd like to second those objections and request
that the Coordinating Committee formulate polls that allow more nuance.
Perry Greenfield wrote:
> Given discussions at scipy (consisting primarily of a good number of
> people from STScI, CFA/Chandra, and Gemini) it seemed clear to most of
> us there that the most straightforward choice for the astropy version
> control software and repository was git and github. This is what most
> of the science-based Python projects are using and they generally seem
> quite happy with it. Since we are encouraging distributed
> contributions, it also would seem we should favor a distributed vcs
> over a non-distributed one (i.e., svn). So we (Erik, Tom and me) are
> proposing that we simply put this particular choice to a yes/no vote.
> Here is a link to the poll:
> Should there be a significant level of objection to this, we'll look
> at seeing if there is a stronger consensus for something else.
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