Integrate Pijul to GitLab


#1

GitHub is bought by Microsoft. Mass migration to GitLab and other repository hostings have started. It’s an opportunity.


#2

As already explained, pijul doesn’t work like git, from the interface to the most low-level internals. It’s not like we can can drop it in a service that’s made for git and expect it to work. Note that neither github nor gitlab support mercurial, though it’s quite used too: as always, it’s a matter of costs. It’s not trivial to adapt a tool that’s completely built around how another tool works to another very different tool — and pijul is much much more different to git than mercurial. People are migrating from github to gitlab; not from git to something else; changing host is a bother, and nothing more, changing the VCS is a totally different thing.

We know, really, that it would be great to integrate pijul, drop javascript, self-host forums, and all the stuff you suggested. But this is the real world, and nothing comes for free in the real world; the pijul project isn’t backed by multibillion dollars companies, is a research project by a few Ph.Ds, with limited time and money.