[code-quality] Moving pylint/astroid to GitHub
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 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
My plan would be to create a pylint organization on GitHub and move
the repos and issues there.
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