Issue #222: I see no info about registration at https://kallithea-scm.org/repos/kallithea
|Reported by:||Ian Kelling|
|Created on:||2016-06-05 19:06|
|Updated on:||2016-06-05 20:18|
It appears to be the obvious place to try out kallithea and contribute, but I can't register, so I'm stuck in read-only mode. The readme does not give explicit information other than "Kallithea is maintained by its users who contribute the fixes they would like to see." And a mailing list and a bug tracker. You've got this nice link of pull requests, implies people should be able to use it. You've got a login ux, which does not have any information about how to register. Registration information should pretty much ALWAYS be part of the login ux, even if it's just a message like "ask on the mailing list", or "there is no public registration for this site." And the kallithea for kallithea should have immediate public registration (ie: a form for anyone to enter their email and join right away), because that option should be supported and it's a good feature to show off on the kallithea kallithea.
Comment by Mads Kiilerich, on 2016-06-05 20:18
Having public account creation and hosting also implies some amount of extra support work dealing with accounts and abuse - and it probably requires more resources. So far nobody stepped up for maintaining that publicly.
The "contribution" section in the documentation (http://kallithea.readthedocs.io/en/latest/contributing.html ) tells contributors how it currently works for the project. It should perhaps be referenced from the readme.
It sounds reasonable that Kallithea should show a "there is no public registration for this site" instead of a link to self registration.