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@sir I'm starting a linux community in my hometown. I already created a mailing list on sourcehat with the intent of teaching my fellow citizens how to use it and then using it for technical support and discussions.
This is definitely worth a read. #OpenStreetMap
(Warning, it's hosted on Medium)
git changing master to main by default
The argument against the word "master" is based on the unproven assumption that the term is loaded with racist connotations, and the mandate for change is based on the fact that the possibility of the assumption's truth is nonzero and that the side-effects of the change are small.
If that were true, I would be on board with it. However, it's plainly clear that the impact of git upstream switching the default branch name to "main" is going to be huge. Many scripts with the "master" hard-coded are going to break, scripts written on the valid assumption that the name "master" was an intrinsic, unchanging property of git.
Every programmer who works with repositories before and after the change are going to constantly mis-remember which is which, and we'll have to guess at the default when working with new or unfamiliar repositories.
This event is going to establish a new epoch in git. We should take that seriously.
Which means we have to confront the fact that the assumption (that inherent racism is present in the word "master" and is causing harm to those who have suffered under racism) may not actually be true. The claims do not hold up well under scrutiny. And, as far as I can tell, the cause is championed disproportionately by white people.
The moralized nature of the question puts an external pressure on decision makers on the git project, which is normally not present for other patches. They have to consider, if they review these changes negatively, will it affect their personal reputation? Their careers? If there's even a slight chance of this, is it better not to argue the matter at all, and rubber-stamp the patches? I don't think this change is being developed under the right conditions.
On the left, we have a tendency to rubber-stamp social causes with a lesser degree of scrutiny. I think that this is a testament to how much we value empathy and solidarity, but I don't think it's a healthy way to approach our problems. Software breakage has a social cost, too.
I tried to test it but not sure how to do it exactly. If you have better idea, I would be happy to know it.
I tried Chromium "Performance" with custom setting for GPRS (50 kbps download, 20 kbps upload, 500 ms latency.)
I tested two requests from the server:
which is comparable to downloaded client.
Foo. This one is done. https://en.osm.town/web/statuses/105205856067959465
I wanted to: (1) keep it as simple as possible and (2) allow customization in maximum scale.
The solution is to provide link to a docker git repository (must end with .git because of !@#$ docker; must export port 80) in .env file of https://git.sr.ht/~qeef/damn-deploy.
I am going to play with DNS tonight (UTC). Please, expect some outage of the #damn project again...
I am going to play a bit tonight (I mean UTC evening/night) with the #damn deploy, so it may be off a bit longer than usual.
Sooooo, after about 3 weeks (approximately?) I decided to drop off milestones, as there were few new things waiting to be released but can't because milestone is not yet closed.
I deployed these #damn-project things now.
Also, I must note that it's not a problem of milestones planning workflow. I think that it's just that the #damn project has currently specific development workflow. (Like that I do things when I have a bit of time :)
I just added a bit of work to the #mapathoner plugin translators https://www.transifex.com/josm/josm/josm-plugin_mapathoner/
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