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Nitter and other Internet reclamation projects (drewdevault.com)
13 points by pabs3 on Sept 24, 2021 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

I'm curious about Github as something on that list that needs a better open soutce front end. I admit I'm not a super sophisticated github user, but most of what I use github for is reviewing PRs, and casually browsing code. Otherwise its git at the command line. I'm sure github could be improved but personally don't have any specific suggestions.

I think Drew lists some of his complaints here https://sourcehut.org/blog/2021-05-08-sourcehut-is-the-faste...

Basically GitHub is pretty unusable on slow connections / computers (for some definition of some). Git on the command line is fine, but for browsing code that’s not already local to your machine you want something that can quickly show you the contents and then get out of your way

Some parts of GitHub (and pretty much all of GitLab) require JavaScript, that is probably what is being referred to there. Some GitHub features require logging in just to view, which is annoying.

Also, there are lots of great GUIs for git these days. On Linux gitg by GNOME is probably the most user-friendly one. I am not sure how many of them support GitHub-specific features like pull requests though.

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