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RE: [grouper-dev] Github?

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  • From: Nathan Kopp <>
  • To: "William G. Thompson, Jr." <>, Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: Grouper Dev <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-dev] Github?
  • Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:36:37 -0400
  • Accept-language: en-US
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The coolest thing about Github seems to be the dynamics. If contributors use
Github themselves, they can easily make a public fork and commit their bug
fixes or enhancements. The community and core developers can easily review
everyone's public customizations and then easily pull some of them into the
baseline as desired. Plus, the whole thing makes it easier for those who
have manage custom versions to merge official updates into their custom

We are seriously considering doing this for our custom implementation of CAS
(maintaining the majority of our changes in public view on Github), and if
that works, it would be great to do the same with Grouper.


-----Original Message-----
From: William G. Thompson, Jr.

Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:11 PM
To: Chris Hyzer
Cc: Nathan Kopp; Grouper Dev
Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Github?

This might be of interest...

"Ever wanted to use SVN to grab code from GitHub? Well, now you can,
and just like that GitHub is the world's biggest Subversion host.
Here's a few things you might like to do with it:

Use any GitHub repository as an SVN external.
Use TortoiseSVN or your favorite SVN tool to view Git repositories.
Use existing build tools or continuous integrations systems that only
work with SVN."

Github dynamics and support for svn users. :)


On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Chris Hyzer
> It feels like we recently migrated from CVS to SVN... which is why I am not
> too excited about switching again to the latest and greatest thing...  :)  
> Will keep it on the radar though...
> Thanks,
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:]
> On Behalf Of William G. Thompson, Jr.
> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 8:51 AM
> To: Nathan Kopp
> Cc: Grouper Dev
> Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Github?
> I'll just confirm that the move to github for CAS by all accounts has
> been a significant improvement, especially in terms of collaboration.
> I believe the same is true for uPortal which made the move prior to
> CAS.  Git is just better than svn in a number of ways (distributed,
> real tags, etc), but the dynamics of github is where the real gain is.
> Best,
> Bill
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Nathan Kopp
> <>
> wrote:
>> Has there ever been a consideration of moving Grouper's source code to
>> Github?  It seems like a really great way to track and manage forks,
>> branches, and community contributions.
>> I've been watching as CAS moved their development to Github, and they seem
>> to be pleased with the platform.
>> -Nathan

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