Deelang & ORMDroid: Moving to GitHub

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After spending all their lives so far on Google Code, I’ve decided it’s time to move both Deelang and ORMDroid over to GitHub. The projects have moved away from the old Subversion VCS and are now using Git, and the actual moving of the wiki pages, issues and everything else is well underway.

Why the move? Well, GitHub makes collaboration much more pleasant (Forks and pull-requests vs. patches isn’t much of a contest), and crucially for an Open Source project, a lot more people are comfortable with Git these days than SVN (in the OSS world, at least). Until fairly recently the whole Git thing had passed me by to an extent, but it’s easy to pick up and I have to say it’s now my preferred VCS.

On top of all that, I just prefer the GitHub interface!

Here are the new links to the projects. Please update your references if you have them.

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Git on Dropbox

People have been doing this for ages, but I’m a bit late to the Dropbox¬†(if you don’t have it yet, here’s my referral link) party and have only been using it for a little while (only since I got a One X which had a tie-in deal going with HTC Sense and Dropbox) so it was nice to stumble across this blog article¬†today while looking around for a free way to host private git repositories off-site.

The long and the short of it is that you create a remote repo in your dropbox directory, and then it just follows you everywhere you go. I have to say, I love how easy git makes all this. We’re still using Subversion for “the work stuff” but the day can’t be far off when we migrate over to git…