3
votes
2answers
164 views

How is a committer expected to behave? [closed]

In open source projects there is typically a set of devs that have permissions to commit code - the committers -, and others that "pull request" or send patches, the "general public". I find a ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

svndumpfilter Multiple Versions

I have a few questions about the Subversion open source project. I know that there are multiple versions of svndumpfilter (2,3). What are the tradeoffs and benefits of each version? In other words, ...
3
votes
3answers
754 views

Can my GitHub and SourceForge account share the same repository?

I like that SourceForge can also let people browse your code using Git. But, before I even set up the project on SourceForge, I had a GitHub repository for it. Now that I have created my SourceForge ...
-1
votes
2answers
422 views

If I own an open source project why would I not host it on Github? [closed]

I've noticed that one rather well-known open source project (which I won't name so that noone focuses too much on that specific project) offers sources for download as a .zip via FTP instead of having ...
13
votes
5answers
398 views

How can I best manage making open source code releases from my company's confidential research code?

My company (let's call them Acme Technology) has a library of approximately one thousand source files that originally came from its Acme Labs research group, incubated in a development group for a ...
3
votes
3answers
333 views

Code bases for desktop and mobile versions of the same app

I have written a small Java Swing desktop application. It seems like a natural step to port it to Android since I am interested in learning how to program for that platform. I believe that I can reuse ...
3
votes
2answers
220 views

Best practices for including open source code from other public projects?

If I use an existing open source project that is hosted for example on github within one of my projects, should I check in the code from the other project into my public repo or not? I have mixed ...
9
votes
1answer
647 views

Why do some open source projects do not accept pull requests, but emailing patch files only

Why do some open source projects do not accept pull requests, but emailing patch files only? e.g. Git Although they publish code in github or other distributed scm hosting. It is not interactive nor ...
7
votes
6answers
311 views

Is there a term for quasi-open source proprietary software?

Say a company wants to keep development of new features of a piece of software internal, but wants to make the source code for previous versions public, up to and including existing public features, ...
15
votes
6answers
759 views

How can I refactor a code base while others rapidly commit to it?

I'm on a private project that eventually will become open source. We have a few team members, talented enough with the technologies to build apps, but not dedicated developers who can write ...
5
votes
2answers
875 views

Are there any good examples of open source C# projects with a large number of refactorings? [closed]

I'm doing research into software evolution and C#/.NET, specifically on identifying refactorings from changesets, so I'm looking for a suitable (XP-like) project that may serve as a test subject for ...
15
votes
5answers
1k views

How would one handle external dependencies in an open-source project?

When one writes an open-source project and uses Google Code or GitHub, and wants to use a library like Lua, how should one do this? Should the dependency be included in the repository? Should the ...
6
votes
3answers
210 views

What is the best way to provide open and closed source versions side-by-side safely?

My company is looking to develop and release an open source software project along with a proprietary enhanced version, similar to pre-4.0 VirtualBox. What is the best way to maintain the two code ...
10
votes
9answers
436 views

What's the best way for me to get started using version control in an opensource project?

It was suggested that I take my project open source due to its size and my lack of skills, so I checked out Google Code, and started making a project and now it's asking me if I want the project to ...
5
votes
2answers
209 views

How to effectively manage source control for project with both open and closed source?

I'm currently working on a project that has both an open-source "community edition" and a set of closed-source features for paying clients. One of the pain-points right now is figuring out how to ...
21
votes
9answers
4k views

Using Git in Enterprise environment [closed]

Git is an excellent version control system. If we exclude the fact that, it doesn't have an excellent GUI support, it's really good and fast. But the source controls like Clearcase has large support ...
0
votes
2answers
348 views

Open Source Development - Tools for Collaboration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to start an open source project. Where's the best place to host it? Currently i am into kernel development for about one year and the time has come to release ...
4
votes
3answers
95 views

Static analysis config and convenience scripts in source control

1) Should static analysis tool config be placed in source control? This config is not needed to compile/run software and some developers can have different preferences (even within coding convention). ...
7
votes
4answers
426 views

Would you make your website's source code public?

Back story: My best friend is a self-taught coder for a community art site, written in PHP. Some time ago he mentioned he wanted to make the source code of the site public, to which my response was ...