[Bitcoin-development] Reconsidering github

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 11:38:09 UTC 2014

On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Troy Benjegerdes <hozer at hozed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 09:20:11PM +0200, xor wrote:
>> On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 08:02:37 AM Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> > It would be nice if the issues and git repo for Bitcoin Core were not
>> > on such a centralized service as github, nice and convenient as it is.
>> Assuming there is a problem with that usually is caused by using Git the wrong
>> way or not knowing its capabilities. Nobody can modify / insert a commit
>> before a GnuPG signed commit / tag without breaking the signature.
>> More detail at the bottom at [1], I am sparing you this here because I suspect
>> you already know it and there is something more important I want to stress:

Note that we're generally aiming (though not yet enforcing) to have
merges done through the github-merge tool, which performs the merge
locally, shows the resulting diff, compares it with the merge done by
github, and GnuPG signs it.

That allows using github as easy-access mechanism for people to
contribute and inspect, while having a higher security standard for
the actual changes done to master.


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