PC-BSD Repo Switches to Github

Last week, Kris announced on the developers mailing list that the PC-BSD source repo has switched from subversion to github.

For those of you who like to compile new features in order to test them before they are incorporated into a release or a rolling release, the instructions for getting source have been updated. Any references to svn in the wiki version of the Handbook will also be switched to the git equivalent. If you have installed subversion before from System Manager -> System Packages -> Development -> Development VCS, you already have git as it is included in that meta-package.


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Written by dru. Posted in new features, testers

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Comments (2)

  • April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm |

    Was there a specific reason for switching the source repos, Dru?

    • April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am |

      Yup. According to Kris, git provides better collaboration opportunities. We are already able to more effectively collaborate with FreeNAS development and it is going to
      be used heavily for how we will do the rolling-release portion of the FreeBSD world.

      GitHub is a good pick and the social aspects of their service are very useful for becoming more community-driven.

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