[R-pkg-devel] Advice on R-forge to Github migration

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Jan 31 21:36:10 CET 2021

On 31/01/2021 3:20 p.m., Joshua Ulrich wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 2:17 PM Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks to everyone who commented.  A few replies inline:
> <snip>
>> On 31/01/2021 1:21 p.m., Joshua Ulrich wrote:
>>   > I've moved history and issues from R-Forge to GitHub for half a dozen
>>   > R packages. I might be able to do this rgl. At minimum, I could help
>>   > you do it.
>> Thanks for the offer (and the more detailed one offline, where you
>> recommend cloning the repository rather than forking it).  Just for
>> future reference, could you tell me the benefits of cloning over forking?
> We can discuss more offline, but at a high level:
>    - if you fork my repo, mine is the head of the network graph
>    - if you clone it and then push it to a repo in your account, yours
> is the head of the network graph
> Basically, I don't want your repo to be a fork of mine. That would
> confuse users about where issues/PRs should be.  I plan to delete my
> repo once you've loaded the copy to your account.

Got it, thanks.


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