[rescue] Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever? WAS:::Re: What to do with the SS20
john at jfloren.net
Tue Jun 24 16:40:34 CDT 2014
On Jun 24, 2014 2:25 PM, "Jerry Kemp" <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc> wrote:
> On 06/24/14 01:35 PM, Richard wrote:
>> In article <20140623062956.GA8562 at zoho.com>,
>> microcode at zoho.com writes:
>>> [...] And agreed, sourceforge has gone from bad to worse.
>> Basically, everyone doing new stuff puts it on github and many people
>> (like me) are migrating to github.
>>> I'm really surprised that a giant resource like freshmeat could go away
>>> without somebody or some group stepping in to save it.
>> I never used freshmeat myself, although I heard about it many times.
>> Could you get what you're looking for from github?
> Could I get want I want from github? I don't think so, at least not in a
less painful process than using SourceForge.
> Among other things, I primarily do network and Unix administration. When
I download source code to compile, I want it to be in the form of a tar.Z,
or tar.bz2 or .... you get the idea.
I'm pretty sure setting up downloads of specific versions is pretty trivial
on github, at least to the extent of uploading tarballs. I don't know if it
was github or elsewhere, but I think I also saw a site where it would
autogenerate a tarball from a commit of your choosing (as you browsed the
source on the site)
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