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Move source code to github


This comes up common enough in my conversations to warrant an issue tracker people can vote on.

Reason: More people -> more eyes -> more contributions -> less work for Microsoft.

Microsoft has done this before e.g. is hosted on github so I am sure it can be done.

My intention here is not to point out any bad UI experience specific to codeplex (those belong on the codeplex project The intention of this issue is to provide a platform that the TypeScript team can observe to see the community desire to migrate to Github.

This can be used whenever the team re-evaluates the hosting site based on their business needs.
Closed Apr 15, 2014 at 5:41 PM by RyanCavanaugh


Bartvds wrote Apr 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM

You forgot to mentions the sub-standard usability of the codeplex site.

The request for editable tracker comments are pending for almost 2 years! And the code browser.. it is so stark and bleak.

And we cannot @mention people. And whenever a ticket is pre-maturely closed it is impossible to get more feedback as everyone seems to instantly unsubscribe even if the discussion is not done.

As Github user I dread having to come here. I am pretty sure this site is hurting the project and gives a huge penalty to Microsoft's Open Source endeavours.

In the recent //build/ videos everybody was so enthusiastic about going Open Source. This is very admirable but doing it here is probably not a good idea. Especially if you want to involve the existing open source communities who clearly settled for Github as the superior choice.

Bartvds wrote Apr 11, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Ah.. and as per usually I see a mistake in my comment. But it will have to stand for eternity as I cannot edit it. Pff..

RyanCavanaugh wrote Apr 14, 2014 at 4:49 PM

We regularly evaluate which hosting site is correct for our business needs.

Please do give the CodePlex team your feedback ( on any usability issues.

** Closed by RyanCavanaugh 04/14/2014 8:49AM

forki wrote Apr 15, 2014 at 9:54 AM

The same is true for Roslyn and the F# compiler. I really really tried to use this site here, but it's a really a major pain. If you want to establish a real good community then this step is needed.

MgSam wrote Apr 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM

IMO, I prefer Codeplex as I think parts of it are a little more intuitive than Github. I agree that the site development is inexcusably slow though, and that it has stability issues sometimes.

Bartvds wrote Apr 15, 2014 at 6:28 PM

We regularly evaluate which hosting site is correct for our business needs.
Maybe you guys should make usability a "business need". I'm pretty sure this choice was is based on politics and not a conscious evaluation.

Bartvds wrote Jul 22, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Excellent! Glad to see this moving forward to more usable platform.

Also thumbs up for the new compiler!