[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [General] Microsoft acquiring GitHub

Floris Erich ros.discourse at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 00:22:48 UTC 2018

In terms of code, basically every `git clone` living on people's machine is already a backup, and it includes all branches (try running `git branch -a` for example). 

Regarding issues, pull requests etc, GitHub has a REST API which you can use for that. If you for example want the issues reported on https://www.github.com/ros/ros, you can simply do `curl -i https://api.github.com/repos/ros/ros/issues`. For getting a list of forks, do `curl -i https://api.github.com/repos/ros/ros/forks`.

Maybe this could be integrated with ROS.org's "browse software" or the wiki for each package (e.g. show branches, list issues).

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