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Re: [PATCH] Update savannah URLs of gnulib.git files

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Update savannah URLs of gnulib.git files
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:18:15 +0100
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Hi Dmitry,

> * MODULES.html.sh: Prefer cgit URLs over gitweb.

I don't think this is a good idea.

For a particular file, the result of both wget commands is the same.

But the use in such scripts also encourages users to use similar URLs to
access to git repository. Here, gitweb is more human-friendly than cgit.

1) Compare

   cgit presents two sections that are practically irrelevant first
   (branches that are all more than 2 years old, and tags that are more
   than 7 years old).

   gitweb presents the recent history of 'master' first. This is what is
   most interesting to most people.

2) When displaying diffs: Compare

   By default, gitweb highlights changed sections inside a line, which is
   often helpful. Whereas cgit, in the default mode, does not do so; this
   is less helpful.

In the long run, it pays off to recommend the more human-friendly tool.


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