Gitignore.io Template Fork
Growing Beyond GitHub’s gitignore Template List
Since Feb 13, 2013, gitignore.io relied on GitHub’s list of gitignore templates to power the website. GitHub maintains the most popular gitignore template list as reflected by it’s 50,000+ stars. As gitignore.io grows, our community faces challenges relying on GitHub’s template list.
Responsiveness - GitHub maintains a popular template list, but is slow to merge pull requests. This results in slow updates to templates and certain developers simply abandoning their requests.
Acceptance - gitignore templates must meet contributing guideline requirements preventing merges from small and undocumented projects. As a result, gitignore.io already has twice as many gitignore templates.
Composition - Larger templates, such as the
Objective-C.gitignore, can not be composed from smaller templates.
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