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Sure, so now instead of just having a source control remote, you’re now looking after a publicly accessible box in the cloud with all the security headaches that brings. Plus you’ve got to manage credentials essentially manually, make sure people have the right access permissions to repos, look after backups, etc.

I worked at a company that started out with a setup like this for the dev team. It felt like a massive burden was lifted when we moved to Github Enterprise. We weren’t using the project management features at all, just the source code hosting stuff.

Great send me a link to your code. I want to browse it real quick and look over it, before I pull it.

Oh wait, git over ssh doesn't show a web view.

This is actually an absolutely awful idea. Every time I used the code browsing and search features I was disappointed by how poorly the search is working. Lots of false positives. Usually fail to find what I'm looking for. When I git clone something and use my text editor's search feature I usually find what I'm looking for on my first try.

It's not perfect, but for a lot of smaller projects it's fine.

Also way easier to send someone a web link to something in a discussion to have them look into it, especially if it's in a different branch then they may have.

> I want to browse it real quick and look over it, before I pull it

What's wrong with fetching it, checking it out in a local branch, and browsing it using your editor? It probably is much easier to browse the code, see it in context and see the diff using your editor compared to the web interface.

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