Using github for issues/collaboration

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at
Mon Feb 17 11:31:48 PST 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at> wrote:
> On 2/13/2014 15:48, Michael Neumann wrote:
>> Am 13.02.2014 15:26, schrieb Antonio Huete Jimenez:
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> Honestly I don't see any compelling reasons in your email for us to
>>> switch to Github. But I'd be interested in knowing what are those
>>> collaboration barriers you see in Redmine.
>> Hm, the visual experience on github is IMHO the main aspect for me.  And
>> it's simplicity. You can use markup language to format the issue.
> Unfortunately it's too simple.
> The inability to add an attachment is a non-starter.
> And frankly, the "markdown by default" causes a lot of problems.
> Everytime somebody pastes in a script with "#" as comments, and don't
> know to set it as a block of code, it turns into gigantic headlines.
> Just a PITA.
> *IF* there was good attachment system and if markdown was "opt-in", then
> maybe there would be a discussion.
> Btw, DPorts issues are handled at GitHub.
> John

Also Markdown is broken and has many issues. Wikicreole or
Restructured text are options that don't make you face syntax
issues or deficiencies. I'm sorry but not everything Github does
is right. For example they're making ui changes but not upgrading
their openssh version to a modern one.

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