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I'm not sure there's much advantage to using the "repo" link system. It's an abstraction that protects us against something that happens extremely rarely (changing of the main git repositories) at the cost of an obscure macro-like thing in the wiki text. Personally i'm with the Python philosophy of "Explicit is better than implicit" in this case. Apart from anything else, the most likely change to repositories is not a simple move to different location, but a merging of flightgear and simgear into a single repository, for which the repo macro is useless. [[User:Cgdae|Cgdae]] ([[User talk:Cgdae|talk]]) 10:34, 22 November 2020 (EST)
 
I'm not sure there's much advantage to using the "repo" link system. It's an abstraction that protects us against something that happens extremely rarely (changing of the main git repositories) at the cost of an obscure macro-like thing in the wiki text. Personally i'm with the Python philosophy of "Explicit is better than implicit" in this case. Apart from anything else, the most likely change to repositories is not a simple move to different location, but a merging of flightgear and simgear into a single repository, for which the repo macro is useless. [[User:Cgdae|Cgdae]] ([[User talk:Cgdae|talk]]) 10:34, 22 November 2020 (EST)
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: It was agreed on by the people involved in updating the wiki after the last migration, and given that another migration is currently being discussed, it might not be such a bad idea. I do think that the existing macros could be adapted to reflect a merged repository (if the need arises). If in doubt, Johan and bugman were primarily involved in establishing these "link templates", but it seemed other wiki admins were also convinced it's a good idea --[[User:Hooray|Hooray]] ([[User talk:Hooray|talk]]) 11:09, 22 November 2020 (EST)
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: It was agreed on by the people involved in updating the wiki after the last migration, and given that another migration is currently being discussed, it might not be such a bad idea. I do think that the existing macros could be adapted to reflect a merged repository (if the need arises). If in doubt, Johan and bugman were primarily involved in establishing these "link templates", but it seemed other wiki admins were also convinced it's a good idea, here's the original context: http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php?title=FlightGear_wiki:Village_pump&oldid=87148#Repository_link_templates  --[[User:Hooray|Hooray]] ([[User talk:Hooray|talk]]) 11:09, 22 November 2020 (EST)

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