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SourceForge as a training ground

by nysus (Parson)
on Jun 06, 2001 at 20:51 UTC ( #86300=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

nysus has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Has anyone worked collaboratively on a project over at SourceForge? What was your experience like? Was it worthwhile?

$PM = "Perl Monk's";
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$nysus = $PM . $MCF;

Edit: chipmunk 2001-06-06

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Re: SourceForge as a training ground
by andreychek (Parson) on Jun 06, 2001 at 21:06 UTC
    Well, I use it fairly regularly, and I definatly find it worthwhile.
    But I think it may come down to what you are actually hoping to accomplish.

    If you are looking to create some perl programs to make available to
    everyone, sourceforge would be a good place, as they offer
    forums, bug tracking, cvs access, and various other goodies, including
    loads of bandwidth.

    However, if you're mainly looking for some place to try out perl code
    on the Net, you might want to look into,
    a site set up by jcwren for perlmonks users where you can go and
    pound away at perl code. Sourceforge requires that you have
    a project in mind that you want to release, the Perlmonk site will
    let you experiment as much as you want.

    If you do desire to use sourceforge, they use CVS to collaborate
    on projects, so make sure you read up on that.. OTOH, if you ask real
    nice, jcwren might set that up for you too :-)


    Update: Got brave enough to try putting brackets around a person's name, to link to their home node. By golly, it really does work as advertised ;-)
Re: SourceForge as a training ground
by Cybercosis (Monk) on Jun 07, 2001 at 00:26 UTC
    Well, I have an (ongoing) project over at SF (Perllib), which has been going very well for me. On the point of collaboration, AgentM recently got involved in a branch of the project I had not considered, and things are going quite well!
    Incidentally, I don't know if any of you are actually using Perllib, but if you are and you happened to send me a bug report/whatever else at, I haven't gotten it and it doesn't look like I'm going to anytime soon, so email me at Thanks!

    nemo accipere quod non merere

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