Merry Forking Christmas

Spring Framework migrates to Github

Chris Mayer

The framework makes the big move to join SpringSource’s sub-projects.

‘Merry Forking Christmas’ was the proclamation from SpringSource engineer and open source committer Chris Beams, as the team revealed the inevitable news that the Spring Framework was to join the Github family.

Many of SpringSource’s sub-projects have already made the move across the social coding phenomenon, but now the big daddy has made the move across. Early signs suggest the forking party is in full swing with activity picking up a lot on Spring’s projects recently.

It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that Github has clearly established itself as the home for hosting, with Eclipse also announcing intentions to move every project across by 2012’s end. Chris Beams explains the reasoning behind the transfer:

Git helps us with many of the challenges of managing a large codebase like the Spring Framework, but what’s most exciting is what GitHub means for the Spring community. Many readers will already know the virtues of watching and forking repositoriespull requests,forking and editing, and the many other features that GitHub adds to the already excellent world of Git.

So remember, have a Merry Forking Christmas and get creative with the Spring Framework on Github!

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