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If you absolutely don't want to self-host your stuff, you will be surprised how evil all companies are when it comes to making money ...  :D
Atlassian makes absolutely awesome software IMO.

And no - I'm never joking!

Are you implying they're silly because "it's DVCS, they can just move elsewhere"?

I am implying that the hostname of the upstream DVCS repository does not matter to anyone who even remotely understands his shiny plaything.

In that case, please keep in mind that the repository hosting is the smallest part of what GitHub offers - it's all the stuff built on top and around that makes it worthwhile.

Like what? The issue tracker? Indeed, it is a rather dumb idea to sacrifice yourself to voluntary vendor lock-in - but that's not Microsoft's fault at all. As if Microsoft would endanger your precious bug reports...

Same goes for the JVM world and the main maven repository, the node.js hipsters and npm, et cetera.


Is there any language/ecosystem that has a nice package repository without a single point of failure?

Every centralized repository is a single point of failure. IMO, the sanest approach is C's: You'll just get your headers/libs from your OS vendor.

Plug-ins are able to lower the security of private posts. If you are unsure, don't install them.

I uploaded a Chrome version to the Web Store. I'll update the website once Google is blind enough to accept it.  :D


Manually drawing windows works.  8)

This will be a lengthy process, I'll update this thread while development goes on.

(Background: I reviewed the Acme text editor a while ago for DC. sam is from what it has evolved. I will also add assorted features from third-party patches to sam, e.g. the color coding from deadpixi's version, and probably leave out some of the more obscure Plan 9 integration features.)

Or I was just not paying for the shareware.  ;D
Some Wikipedia research told me that it was later called "ACDSee Classic" (ACDSee32). Well, memories...  :-[

Wait, what was I using then? Illegal software?  :huh:

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019 Announcement
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:25 AM »
Does software already posted in January count?  8)

you have a few months to wait until its open.


N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019 Announcement
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:16 PM »

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019 Announcement
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:49 PM »
Ah, this time of the year again...
I'm prepared. But I'll wait for the NANY template to be updated for 2019 before I start posting.

(I even consider to just wait until December, maybe I'll have more potential entries then.)

Ha, nice. So I'll have to release an official Chrome version by Autumn.  :-[

Wait. What? Why?

No need to hurry!

The spirit of open etc.:
I got a pull request, fixing all known problems with both the Firefox and the Chrome versions. Ha!

Which is so much better.

For those who can't get enough:
acme2k can be installed over your existing acme and it comes with configurable colors and fonts (and more keybindings).


Also, many projects and even programming languages (talking to you, Go!) natively integrate GitHub as their package repository. That means that not only the official source would be gone for a while - large parts of the software world wouldn't even compile anymore. That's a bad sign.

My definition of monopoly is a large company (which GitHub undoubtedly is) which has a large enough market share in its specific niche (which GitHub undoubtedly has) that using a different product has a severe impact on your own success.

What is your definition of monopolies?

What would happen if GitHub would close in thirty minutes and why?

I'm pretty sure that GitHub has - by 2018 - driven past Sourceforge in terms of commits (or even: repositories) per year. Which platform is able to beat its market share?

(Although I wonder why most people ignore the fact that they are mad about their preferred "DVCS" hoster being bought... Git's target audience does not seem to be the brightest of all.)

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