Systemd Looks To Move Off FreeDesktop.org Infrastructure & Onto GitHub
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 3 June 2015 at 04:48 PM EDT. 39 Comments
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The latest controversy coming out of the systemd camp is an announcement this week that they're effectively deprecating their FreeDesktop.org-based infrastructure and looking to setup their workflow around GitHub.

Systemd has long had a GitHub mirror of their FreeDesktop.org Git repository, but now they've stopped pushing to the FD.o repository in hoping to center development around their GitHub repository.

All official development now takes place on GitHub. This just isn't about being the main Git repository but they're looking to take advantage of GitHub features to hopefully make it easier to develop. David Herrmann wrote, "In recent months, keeping up with the mailing-list has become more and more cumbersome, with many of us missing mails or unable to keep up with the traffic. To make sure all community requests and patches will get handled in time, we're now trying out the github infrastructure. We encourage everyone in the development community to switch over now, even though the old fd.o infrastructure will still be maintained."

They aren't positive their GitHub approach will be superior, but otherwise they'll be looking at other options for managing the flow of community requests/patches.

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