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@alcinnz @passthejoe And when they do, there will still be thousands of apps that use GTK outside of Gnome.

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@andy_twosticks @passthejoe I wouldn't say that yet, it'll be a long time until GTK5's out. They've only just released GTK4!

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@yojimbo @someodd Also if you want a hosted service there's Codeberg with a very GitHub experience. Minus the gamification Microsoft's adding.

And a little more basic, not significantly.

@someodd I've also looked at Sourcehut and like what I see.

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@someodd Alternatives? Publish your own repo with something simple like gogs or something more complex like gitea. Use gitlab on your own server. Use gitlab on their server. Use sourcehut.

GitHub invented the idea of "Pull Request" being something, whereas we all already had the idea of "send me a patch". It encourages you to fork a project on github (using a github account) before being able to engage with the upstream devs. Just a simple way to inflate their usercount and force people away from alternatives.

tldr; Self-host, or use (sourcehut|gitlab)

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Is it worth moving away from GitHub to another service? What are some pros/cons?

I have philosophical issues with #GitHub. I may keep using it because of collaboration and presence.

#git

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@someodd The main problem with GitHub to me is that the expectation (including from certain package repos) that all free software projects use it! And that many devs are clueless as to how to collaborate without it.

You should not feel pressured to use GitHub, but if you like it do use it! Just please document how others can report issues & contribute outside GitHub.

But given you disagree with them I'll vote "Stop using GitHub". Personally I self-host CGit with a rudimentary issue tracker.

@someodd I think it's nice to support a diversity of services. I have been using Codeberg lightly for a couple of years, and I'm starting to lean on it more. My requirements are few and light, so YMMV.

I'd be very interested in other services based on Gitea, or even starting my own Gitea instance.

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Our Beta release channel will be used as a testing ground.

Beta will be treated like a rolling release. User testing and continuous feedback will be VITAL to the success of Thunderbird 114.

If you can afford to have your email app a bit unstable on some occasions, please consider running Beta. Help us build the best 114 we can!

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Checked my own GitHub account - deleted 3 repos.

They were public repos that were basically forks of someone elses work, and were quite old and life has moved on since then.

They only really existed to feed the whole "Pull Request" mentality. I could have just cloned the git repo, done work, and submitted a patch.

Sadly it feels like most people using GitHub don't know how to handle patches any more; if it isn't a Pull Request then it's much more difficult for them to process - because GitHub basically refuses to help them.

I encourage anyone else with a GitHub account to check for old stale forks, and remove them.

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@passthejoe Gnome once again forgetting that there are thousands of GTK apps that are used outside of Gnome…

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