My suggestion when you’re choosing where to host your code is to keep offline backups of *everything*.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I started programming, it’s that platforms for sharing come and go. So do version control systems.
@trechnex I am convinced OpenBSD’s CVS will outlive the heat death of the universe
@trechnex "version control systems"
DVCS might but tbh Git replaced SVN and we're probably going to be with git for a long time... for better or worse I don't really see people adopting Pijul en masse, the costs of switching VCS are huge and git is "good enough" in most ways and *great* on the performance front
@syntacticsugarglider those were exactly the arguments people used to make about switching from subversion 😅
At one company I worked at, their solution was "just use git-svn"
@trechnex yeah, maybe I just haven't been in software long enough to recognize the extent to which history repeats itself
i do feel like there's a category mistake across svn and git but tbh i feel like part of git's adoption is like... how much personal clout Linus has
pijul doesn't really have anyone to shill it, I think it's pretty great, and it's much faster than DARCS, if I had to pick a replacement for git that's definitely what I'd go with
nobody seems to care but that might change
@trechnex Yup. Same goes for videos or pictures you've uploaded to the web. I can't believe how many people *trust* these barely-profitable silicon valley data buckets that might disappear overnight...
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko