Many years ago, I tried being a developer on SourceForge. It was thoroughly unpleasant, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Last night, I tried again, and oh, my goodness, was it nice:
- An extremely friendly web interface for admins
- Multiple repositories at the drop of a hat for one project
- SSH was a breeze
- OpenID support
- A very simple bug tracking system
Mercurial’s ability to push from one repo to another hosted somewhere else made life a little easier, too, and the convert extension meant I could bring over the old http://verbosio.mozdev.org CVS-based checkins pretty easily.
Considering the number of times I’ve had to restart, and the fact I’m still going it alone, this is almost perfect. I chose Google Code for DimensionalMap at the time because I was in a hurry. I chose Mozdev for Verbosio because it seemed like a good idea at the time. SourceForge beats both of them for me, for all of the above reasons.
I am a happy developer. https://sourceforge.net/projects/verbosio/