[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:
> http://astropy.wikispaces.com/VCS+and+hosting+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.
> Perry
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