[code-quality] Moving pylint/astroid to GitHub

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Oct 16 17:51:34 CEST 2015


what do you think about moving pylint and astroid from Bitbucket/hg to
GitHub/git? I've briefly talked with Claudiu about this, and he seems
open to the idea and suggested I write this mail :)

If people agree, I'll be able to move issues (including the correct
issue numbers) and the repository (including tags/branches). I
recently helped doing the same for pytest:


Unfortunately, I didn't find a good way to migrate pull requests, so
those would've been to be recreated by their authors.

Some rationales, from my point of view:

- GitHub has the bigger exposure, and more people are familiar with it
  than with Bitbucket - this potentially means more contributors.

- Contributing is IMHO cumbersome with Bitbucket. Apparently, one's
  supposed to use bookmarks instead of branches (because branches
  can't be deleted, IIRC), but Bitbucket doesn't support doing pull
  requests with them - the "solution" Bitbucket uses when editing
  things with the online editor is to create a new fork for every
  change, by the way...

  I also tried to find documentation for basic stuff like "how do I
  contribute to a project with branches and PRs", and found it very
  difficult. Sure, I'm used to git, but getting started with git was
  a lot easier than with hg/bitbucket.

- Travis CI[1] is a lot better than drone.io, the current CI system in
  use. For example, one is able to test PRs, which is something
  essential in a CI IMHO (and also makes contributing easier).

  I don't think I need to elaborate on that :)

- There's also a lot of other potentially useful tooling which is
  available for GitHub, but not BitBucket - see point 1 (bigger

[1] https://travis-ci.org/

My plan would be to create a pylint organization on GitHub and move
the repos and issues there.



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