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    Phoronix: GNU Assembly Launches As Collaborative Platform For GCC, Other Packages

    Not to be confused with Assembly programming, the GNU Assembly is the new platform for a number of GNU toolchain projects like GCC, GNU C Library, GnuCOBOL, and other packages as a neutral home...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...embly-Launches

  • #2
    Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zxy_thf View Post
      Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
      Doesn't apply here. They are neither late (since none of the projects are on a strict schedule) nor or they trying to add more manpower. It is just an umbrella project aiming for better cross collaboration between existing developers of the project.

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      • #4
        The GNU Assembly is governed by their GNU Social Contract and Code of Conduct
        And Richard Stallman himself

        just joking

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        • #5
          This is just a platform for their government body to be more transparent, right? At least that is how I understand their mission statement. If they want to be more modern: When do they embrace the Gitlab/Github-style of development then?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ms178 View Post
            This is just a platform for their government body to be more transparent, right? At least that is how I understand their mission statement. If they want to be more modern: When do they embrace the Gitlab/Github-style of development then?
            Nothing in the governance indicates modern to me. Where do you see that? In any case, many developers don't view github style development as more modern or a good fit for them including say Linux kernel developers. They do use git, ci/cd etc

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ms178 View Post
              This is just a platform for their government body to be more transparent, right? At least that is how I understand their mission statement. If they want to be more modern: When do they embrace the Gitlab/Github-style of development then?
              Not really. It's just a collaboration agreement that began brewing back in 2011. Basically it's "We the undersigned agree to be more communicative with each other and maybe, if your antenna is tuned right and you do the rabbit ears antenna dance just right, accept some outside help from time to time."

              I doubt it'll have much affect on the federated gnu projects in practice. Maybe it will on some? Old habits die hard, and OCD maintainers will remain OCD.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ms178 View Post
                If they want to be more modern: When do they embrace the Gitlab/Github-style of development then?
                In what way is a VCS with a web front end modern? We even had that towards the end of the MS-DOS era.

                Or do you mean it has pretty pictures and branding?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
                  In what way is a VCS with a web front end modern? We even had that towards the end of the MS-DOS era.
                  He probably means pull requests. AFAIK, gcc accepts contributions as patches in a mailing list, just like the kernel.

                  Projects in GitHub/gitlab accept contributions via pull requests, which can be discussed, commented on, tested, modified. You can do those things via email, but requires more manual work, and is not so neatly presented.
                  Last edited by paulpach; 16 April 2021, 02:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    This is clearly a hostile takeover of GNU dressed up as some friendly get-together.

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