Posted Jan 29, 2008 0:14 UTC (Tue) by jd
In reply to: Sourceforge
Parent article: Ten-year timeline part 3: The Tucows years
Reliability issues - it had an amazing amount of downtime at one point. Sourcecode secrecy - the source was supposed to be released, but barring one early snapshot, it never was. The loss of the build farm came later, IIRC, but that made life far harder. Mirrors were often out of sync, so you had to hunt-and-peck to see where the updates were. Everyone could see uploaded files (they still can), which means any project can "steal" files from any other project until completely set up. Mailing lists are partially outside Sourceforge, so Sourceforge users can have a hell of a time resetting passwords. The mailserver on Sourceforge was unreliable, so mail sent to your Sourceforge account routinely vanished into nowhere. Oh, and the space available made quite a few projects tough at best.
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