From: Tanton Gibbs (
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 18:59:20 -0600
Subject: Re: [pragprog] Experience with SourceForge Enterprise Edition or similar?

On 11/4/05, Chris Morris ( wrote:

> I've got a burgeoning need at a gig to provide some secure shared
> access to mail lists, source code repositories, etc. to some partners
> of the company. Something like SourceForge Enterprise Edition seems
> to be in the direction I'm thinking. Anyone have any experience with
> tools of this sort, or a similar situation with home-rolled /
> open-source piece-parts stuff?

The company I work at uses SourceForge Enterprise Edition. I can't say that it works badly, but I certainly can't recommend it. For us, the performance is poor, especially the performance of the tracker aspect. Secondly, the mailing lists do not thread properly with Microsoft Exchange, which presents usability problems. One of the benefits, however, is the support personnel, which are always willing to help out and reply quickly to issues that arise (and there are many). All in all, I do not recommend it. Unfortunately, I've not used any other product in this area, and don't have a positive recommendation.