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- Subject: Re: LuaForge is down and will be for some time
- From: Patrick Donnelly <batrick@...>
- Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 02:07:55 -0300
On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:55 AM, Alexander Gladysh <email@example.com> wrote:
> There are a lot of great non-specialized project hosting sites. It is
> hard to beat them with features. It is hard to have features that
> would suit anyone. Some people prefer to host source code themselves
> even now. I'd say, LuaForge needs to be converted to aggregator for
> Lua-related projects. Ohloh (ohloh.com) seems to be a good model for
> such aggregator. Add Lua snippets, LuaRocks support, and you're almost
I agree that luaforge must work with LuaRocks and support Lua
snippets. Having Google Code or similar do most of the hosting while
luaforge acts as an "official" index would be a great push in the
direction of standardization of our libraries (even if the Lua authors
do not officially recognize them).
Also, we should officially discourage duplication of libraries. It's
confusing for the user. As an example, there were at least two signal
handler libraries written and distributed on luaforge (disclaimer: I
was one of those authors). This is necessary if we want to work with
LuaRocks; it makes no sense to have multiple libraries that do the
same thing (with some minor variations that could be concatenated into
a single library).
Thanks Andre for all your hard work on this!
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