Migrating to GitLab?

(Pedram Pourang) #1

I don’t know how good or bad it is; all my repositories are on GitHub. But today I see something that can’t be a good sign: When I log into GitHub, it signs out me automatically; comments are repeated 2 or 3 times; sometimes, comments aren’t shown at all; and now, I can’t sign into github at all.

I’ve never seen such problems with github before. A MicroSoft gift?

(Alf Gaida) #2

https://status.github.com/messages - seems someone has broken the storage :slight_smile:

(palinek) #3

Shit happens …

(Mark Rabideau) #4

@tsujan What I can say is that I have seen numerous opensource projects migrate to other venues (mostly Giitlab) since the M$ ‘take-over’ of GitHub. I don’t know if that is good or bad. I just have seen it happening.

(Pedram Pourang) #5

I know but if github remains reliable, there’s no reason to migrate away from it just because it belongs to MS.

Yesterday, there was a big problem. Since I’d never seen such a mess in github before, I thought about gitlab. Today, it’s fixed and github is usable again. I might go to gitlab if it happens again.

(Alf Gaida) #6

So - what’s happend? They had a problem with storage, shit happend. The important thing is, that they recovered it. (aka the emergency plans worked etc) - So what would change with gitlab? Do they have similar plans? How will they do when they rapidly grow - will their hardware and failure mangement scale well - and far more important: Have they tested it - if yes, how.

(Pedram Pourang) #7

I agree with what you said. There’s no guarantee that such things won’t happen in gitlab.

However, this happened after the news about MS. So, it was a little suspicious to me; nothing more.

(Alf Gaida) #8

Tbh - i really don’t want to have a look into the the github codebase. I would likely run away scared. And if one look into the status history one will find outages on a regular base. The most really surprising thing is that it isn’t happend far more often and harder in the past.

(jubalh) #9

Everyone makes mistakes :wink: No reason to migrate I think.


I migrated off GitHub completely as of yesterday.

I’d say running a self-hosted GitLab instance for LXQt is always an option. Installation and maintenance are a breeze; and LXQt will likely qualify for an Ultimate License as open source project (We’ve received one too). Hosting will probably cost around ~ $20 / month; if you;d like to take advantage of CI builds (automation), add another $10 for a build server.

Privately, I use sr.ht which is quite nice too.

(Pedram Pourang) #11

For now, we’re satisfied with GitHub. The problems that made me start this page didn’t happen again.

GitLab is an alternative but I don’t think any of us has a reason to migrate away from GitHub.

(Alf Gaida) #12

Github is perfectly fine, Gitlab too - We will not change away only for a 0,1% Outage. It would be a overreaction.

We have fallbacks, thats enough.