Why don't we develop on github anymore?

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AK3Q
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Why don't we develop on github anymore?

Post by AK3Q » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:45 pm

I suspect everyone agrees we are more productive as a community when we develop in the open and make use of the awesome free tools offered by the likes of github. Is there any chance to move back to open development?

73 Bill

Geofferey
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Re: Why don't we develop on github anymore?

Post by Geofferey » Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:11 pm

I completely agree. If we use Githubs version control appropriately we can track down bugs easier and get more people on board who don't know the code base as well as the authors. I have a lot of experience modifying code but if I can't tell when something changed or how there's not much I'll try. If Roger or anyone wants I can help keep the code up to date on github.

Teeed
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Re: Why don't we develop on github anymore?

Post by Teeed » Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:46 pm

From last time I contributed to this project I got a feeling that project owners do not really enjoy contributions outside from inner-circle. By removing github repository they practically closed all contributions from outside - simple and effective. They do not have to deal with reported "issues", pull-requests etc.

For example: long time ago, when I was crazy enough to contribute (02.2020, TG filtering feature) they rejected my PR, and after some time they merged my changes authoring them as their own. Unfortunately it looks like HAM operators did not really understand what "open" is about. Later, I fixed a lot of undefined behaviors, but also my PR got rejected.

After I removed unnecessary null terminating from code like this

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snprintf(buf, 24, "CTCSS:%s|", currentLanguage->none);
buf[23] = 0;
I got called "stupid", PR got rejected of course.

If you want to contribute, then maybe it is worth to focus on OpenRTX project. Authors of opengd77 seems to be doing just fine on their own.

ve7mdt
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Re: Why don't we develop on github anymore?

Post by ve7mdt » Wed May 04, 2022 10:46 pm

"Unfortunately it looks like HAM operators did not really understand what "open" is about."

Please do not brush all amateur radio operators together in one broad stroke.

I guess you are not a ham and you have something against hams?

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