I started sending #patches via #email to projects on #github ... because I can and I don't want to use that nasty UI anymore and shitty "pull request workflow" but still contribute to projects like #nixpkgs or projects in the #rust universe.
Still waiting for someone to complain so I can start ranting, though... 😄
@musicmatze We need a github exit strategy working group for Nixpkgs.
@ehmry I'd love to have that. I'd prefer to have the whole thing self-hosted, but for that we would actually need a mailinglist, not that abomination of evil that is discourd...
@musicmatze We might not need a traditional mailing list, maybe a mailbot that analyzes patches to determine who the maintainers are and forwards appropriately. Spam would be a problem, but we could solve that by rolling our own submission utilities.
@ehmry we wouldn't even need a mailinglist at all, because sending patches to authors works good enough. That's what I started doing.
We would still need a publicly-visible git hosting. gitolite+cgit work good enough, are small and even cheap servers can handle a decent load. We also would need teams with responsibilities cleared beforehand.
But that all won't happen because "github works well enough for us"...
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!