Posted Jan 24, 2008 15:16 UTC (Thu) by TRS-80
In reply to: Sourceforge
Parent article: Ten-year timeline part 3: The Tucows years
Website and source hosting and bug tracking are commodity items these days - most of the major projects (e.g. GNOME, KDE, Samba) self-host. Sourceforge only got SVN a few years ago, while DVCS eliminates much of the need for an always-on central source repository. I've always had a special hate for SF's bug tracker, even Bugzilla is better, and its mailing list archives are horrible as well, despite being run on Mailman. Smaller projects can often find a hosting provider tailored to their needs - mozdev, freedesktop, RubyForge, Alioth, or even run their own trac install on a $10/mo shared host. The wikipedia comparison of free software hosting facilities only compares supported VCS, but gives an idea of the breadth of options available. It's been a long time since SF was the only source hosting game in town, but its features haven't kept up at all.
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