February 29th, 2012

Lisp project hosting

For many years, common-lisp.net provided a wonderful service not easily available anywhere else. They would give you a login on a Unix system, a mailing list with public archives, a place for a website, a source control system (CVS, darcs, git, svn, etc), and more. All you had to do was ask.

These days, I think it is easier to take advantage of the many free services that have sprung up in the past few years. Here's what I recommend if you're starting a Lisp project today.
There's a lot of overlap in free services, so if you find something else that works well for you, good! There's so much available now that "There's no place to put it" is no longer a valid excuse for not sharing your cool Lisp project with the world.

Hacks and glory await!