Help
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Copilot Lvl 3
Message 1 of 6

Archive of completed GitHub Repositories

Is there an archive of completed GitHub Repositories anywhere.

 

I want to look at completed projects.

5 Replies
Commander Lvl 1
Message 2 of 6

Re: Archive of completed GitHub Repositories

1. This forum is for people's questions regarding their Github based web pages. You probably want the "how to use github" forum.

 

2. I'm not aware of any concept of a "completed" project. Software development continues, adding new features or bugfixes, OR it withers and stops. The latter happens when the developer gets bored, or the project is superceded, or the outside world happens. A repository may be _archived_ if the developer chooses to put an end to it, but most likely the repo just ceases to have any activity. A "dead" project may come back to life if someone forks it.

 

Maybe you could be a little more specific about what you're really trying to find out ?

 

 

Please follow-up to let us know how you made out. For good karma, mark a reply as the answer if it helped!

Copilot Lvl 3
Message 3 of 6

Re: Archive of completed GitHub Repositories

Oh thank you for sure. Well when I said completed. I am in the process of reverse engineering git repositories, projects, or something like that. I came across a git repository with a folder named "exe". I got excited that it may have been a windows program project that I could mess with to learn code. Then I attempted to run the .exe and got an error, and realized the project was uncomplete. 

 

I was looking for  a way to come across repositories which are not entirely in the workings, and have produced a finished product, whether it be an app, program, website, whatever. I am not very familiar with programming or Git. I am looking to work in the field of programming with no specific position yet. (Like some sort of filter for "releases" which lists projects that have a completed form of them which is working. An example of this would be the git website gitmostwanted.com. gitmostwanted.com's repository on github, is that of a finished project (a website). Although I am sure it is not at its final state, it does have a physical state right now though. 

 

I basically wanted to download somones finished project so I could mess with the code myself to see how it would alter the project, and perhaps learn through that method. 

 

Sorry, this response is lengthy, and diverts from the original inquiry, but it lays the foundation of why I posted the inquiry.

Copilot Lvl 3
Message 4 of 6

Re: Archive of completed GitHub Repositories

Some repositories have a 'Releases' tab where the software is "finished" in the sense that it runs or is viewable... But I'm not sure if you can search for only releases. Here's an example of what I'm talking about

image.png

 

Pilot Lvl 1
Message 5 of 6

Re: Archive of completed GitHub Repositories


@paramt wrote:

Some repositories have a 'Releases' tab where the software is "finished" in the sense that it runs or is viewable... But I'm not sure if you can search for only releases. Here's an example of what I'm talking about

image.png

 


<o/

Commander Lvl 1
Message 6 of 6

Re: Archive of completed GitHub Repositories

No, that's a good description and raises interesting questions. Deserves more research and might be a useful project for someone!  Maybe theres an "awesome projects" repo someplace?  Curated projects?

 

I have gone on random fishing expeditions within Github, finding projects of potential interest, only to be ... disappointed. Can't build it: has some dependancy which is too hard to solve. Grandious sounding readme and very little is implemented, or worse yet, the repo is empty!  Or a repo with 1000 open issues and no commits in 5 years. Had the same problem with Sourceforge.

 

So I understand that dilemma.

 

Are there particular technologies or tools you're interested in learning, might help others make focussed suggestions?

 

 

Please follow-up to let us know how you made out. For good karma, mark a reply as the answer if it helped!