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Discussion on: Microsoft Bought GitHub and You Ran Away...Have You Gone Back?

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Brandon Sarà Author

I moved my repos to GitLab after the announcement. GitLab is actually a really awesome product. It's CI/CD capabilities are top notch, super convenient, and really easy to use. The platform as a whole has so much more to offer out of the box than GitHub, and you get free unlimited private repositores to boot! However, I have considered going back to GitHub lately for two reasons:

  1. GitHub is still the king of open source hosting and I fear that my projects won't be very useful to people if they aren't hosted on GitHub.
  2. GitHub pages allows one to have a custom domain on a user pages project, and all of one's project GitHub pages will be automatically available via that custom domain.
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Diane

GitHub pages allows one to have a custom domain on a user pages project, and all of one's project GitHub pages will be automatically available via that custom domain.

Gitlab pages also exist.

I personally didn't go back to Github, except for a single project whose first version started on Github.

The main reason is the UI, which I find counterintuitive.

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Brandon Sarà Author

Yes, it does, and I use it for quite a few projects...but the specific feature I mentioned does not. :(

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Diane

Oh, you mean the project aggregation?

Missed that part.

You may be able to build a script on your own using the gitlab API though, even if it isn't provided by default.

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Brandon Sarà Author

True, but I guess that I'm hoping that GitLab just adds the feature right now. Perhaps one day I'll get the motivation to try and whip something up.