This site is intended to persistently store file hierarchies where older revisions need to be retained, and especially where many users collaborate on the development of those files, or where even a single user works on copies of the files at many locations (e.g. home and work). It is therefore particularly suitable for holding:
- Source code and build scripts for programming projects
- Source scripts for generated documents (e.g. LaTeX, websites)
- Other directly edited documents (e.g. Word, websites)
While this site has no per-user/per-repository quota, there will always be some practical limit in effect, and so judicious use of the resource is strongly encouraged. The site is not intended simply for backing up or distributing unversioned material, e.g. photo galleries, general working directories. Consider other alternatives first, such as rsync, shared Windows folders, or simply publishing on websites.
Consider also what not to commit. Some kinds of files don't merit version control, and can cause problems especially for collaboration.