Github is sinking. What now? Some quick suggestions on my blog.

yarmo.eu/post/github-sinking

Move. No reason to stay.

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@yarmo I don’t really care which git hosting service I use, it’s all the same to me. It’s just somewhere to dump my code.

Having said that, I don’t see a compelling reason here to switch, other than they had an outage?

May look at gitlab tomorrow though.

@kev There is also the factor of it being a fully proprietary platform unlike something like GitLab which is only partially proprietary or Codeberg which is fully FOSS (because it's just Gitea afaik). @yarmo

@kev @yarmo I think I'm kind of in the middle here, :github: just works for me, but, you know, ... I think it is possible to just copy repos into ? Haven't looked into it too much

@lopeztel @kev git remote set-url origin gitea_url

All you need to copy a repo

@lopeztel @yarmo I would imagine you can clone them into somewhere else. It’s all git at the end of the day.

@lopeztel @kev @yarmo Gitea has a button to let you pull repos from other sites such as github. You just put in the URL and it copies it for you.

As others have said though, it's just git. You can clone the repo, change your origin remote to your Gitea, and git push.

I have my own gitea instance set up at git.robbyzambito.me/Zambyte, it was pretty easily to set up and well worth it for me (my VPS is cheaper than Github Premium, and I get as many private repos as I want).

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