Archive for April, 2010

AOLserver on GitHub

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

So, I’ve finally gone crazy and have started pushing the contents of the CVS repository from SourceForge up to GitHub:

I’m hoping this will make it easier for people to fork the code, make their own individual changes, and share those changes with the rest of the community. I’m hoping this will effectively eliminate any previous barriers to contibution – fork the code on github as much as you’d like in your own account, share your changes with whoever you please.

Is this an “official” change? Of course not! The code still lives in CVS at SourceForge, like it always has – but now a copy with full CVS history is up at GitHub, as well. At this point, what does it mean to be “official” anyway, right?

As of right now, I’ve only imported the “aolserver” module from CVS into GitHub. Over the next several weeks, I plan to import all the modules from CVS, but this takes time.

A nice feature of GitHub is the included “Issues” system, their Wiki, and their static page hosting. If I get really ambitious, I might look to move as much of the AOLserver documentation as I can into the GitHub Pages area.

As usual, feel free to flame me for running off into the weeds and just doing something without “getting consensus” or “involving the community” but I’m hoping at least a few of you will find this work worthwhile. If you have any positive comments and/or suggestions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me: I’d love to hear what you think.

AOLserver’s not dead, yet. ;-)