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Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:25:16 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl new-year's infrastructure resolutions

On Mon, Jan 02, 2017 at 07:15:35PM +0100, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2017 at 11:58:32AM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > My experiences with github have been a constant fight with the tools
> > rather than having them make things go more smoothly. I don't like the
> > weight of the web ui (it's very slow on all systems I access it on), I
> > don't like that it doesn't work properly from mobile browsers (e.g.
> > line-number links to source files don't work), I don't like how much
> > you have to click through to get to the history of a given file or to
> > get a link to a specific version, I don't like that it's impossible to
> > review large diffs in the web ui (they just timeout loading), etc. I
> > also don't like everything they do to make it hard to use FF pulls.
> I am no GitHub expert (am not even much of a user), and based on my
> (very limited) experience with it so far I agree with your criticism of
> it, but FWIW I recently found that "to get a link to a specific version"
> you simply need to press "y":
> "When viewing a file on GitHub, you can press the "y" key to update the
> URL to a permalink to the exact version of the file you see."
> and I actually made use of this on a few occasions already.  There are
> other keyboard shortcuts as well.  As the page above says:
> "Tip: Press "?" on any page in GitHub to see all available keyboard
> shortcuts."

Thanks for the tip! Proving once again that the fastest way to get a
solution to a problem is to claim in public that it's not possible...


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