To say something nice first: OpenCores is a very nice directory service for open source hardware IP-cores.
But the repository and project page services haven't been updated for many years. In addition, OpenCores suffered two major breakdowns lately:
- Access was unstable or failed totally between about February 27th and March 9th, 2015.
- Access was unstable after about October 2nd, 2016. The whole service was finally re-located from servers in Sweden to the Amazon Cloud. After October 15th, 2016 OpenCores was reachable again.
But the re-installed OpenCores featured the same outdated services, essentially a plain subversion server with a WebSVN based viewer (in version 2.1.0 released 2008 !), a very rudimentary and restricted CMS for the project pages, and very few project tools.
So it was natural, and even overdue, to move from OpenCores to GitHub:
- the repository was converted with
git svn, so all commits done at OpenCores are also visible in the git repository. Since the handling of file moves is quite different between svn and git and the commits were very coarse granular some file history might have been lost.
- the project pages have been converted into Jekyll-based GitHub-Pages. Taking the opportunity pages for the 2.11BSD and Old Unix XRef activities were also set up, all with associated blogs.
The bottom line is easy to descibe:
|w11 project pages:||https://wfjm.github.io/home/w11/|
The OpenCores w11 project stays as 'frozen project' and entry in the IP-cores directory.