[Maildev] Obligatory GitHub vs Mercurial (Mozilla-hosted) Question

Robert Lu robberphex at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 05:15:00 EST 2017

I prefer gitlab(or gitlab.com).

Hg is a big problem for new contributeur. But I don't think GitHub is best
choince for us.

If we relay on GitHub, there will be a vendor lock. There are many things
will cause some unaware risk.(If GitHub is down, if it doesn't support
public repo)

So, here is my propose:
If we have some high-quality server, network, we can run our gitlab
If we haven't, we can run at gitlab.com, And if gitlab.com changed, we can
migrate to our instance.

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Andrei Hajdukewycz <sancus at thunderbird.net>

> On 2017-12-04 6:20 PM, Tom Prince wrote:
>>  And, despite Ben's off-hand comment that Andrei can just throw something
>> up, setting up a production quality VCS hosting service, that has proper
>> backups, monitoring, security, scalability isn't trivial, and certainly an
>> order of magnitude bigger commitment than setting up a hobby server.
> I agree with this and to add to it, standing up a single VPS with git
> installed is fine and all but it's not equivalent to Github or Mozilla
> hosting. Github has a history of between 3 and 4 nines of
> availability(99.9-99.99%), multiple data centers with failover, and lots of
> other work done on systems. It's far more reliable, secure, and guaranteed
> than anything that I can do with our current level of budgeting.
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Robert Lu <robberphex at gmail.com>
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