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Re: GitLab migration
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
Wed, 9 Oct 2019 13:53:27 -0400
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On 10/9/19 1:06 PM, Rene Pöschl wrote:
> Hi, this is welcome news.
> I would suggest we do the library transfer as soon as the new
> file format is somewhat stable as we will need to make a hard
> cut for transfering the symbol libs to the new file format
> (We would avoid needing to do doulbe work this way.)
> Would then of course mean that the v5 development will
> stay at github and only v6 will be found at gitlab.
> (The v5 development will be halted as soon as we start with
> v6 as we simply do not have the resources to handle two
> releases. And i assume the move will take us quite a while
> so we need to start early with it anyways.)
This is a good idea that I hadn't considered.
> On 09/10/2019 18:36, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> The lead development team has been discussing migrating the KiCad
>> project to GitLab. Given the issues with Launchpad, I think this is
>> a good move. I've applied for an open source GitLab license. Assuming
>> we get accepted, I would like to start this process after the 5.1.5
>> release. Here is a short list of action items that need to be done for
>> the source repo transition:
>> * Freeze the Launchpad source repo.
>> * Push the frozen repo to GitLab.
>> * Disable the Launcpad bug tracker.
>> * Add a note and link to the Launcpad project page that the project is
>> now hosted on GitLab.
>> * Create blog announcement once the transition is complete.
>> There are a few unknowns:
>> Would it be possible to migrate open bug reports to GitLab? I suspect
>> we could come up with a script like we did when we migrated from
>> What to do about the mailing list? GitLab doesn't support mailing lists
>> yet so I'm thinking we leave the mailing list on Launchpad for the short
>> term. We can always migrate the mailing list at a later date or use
>> some other communication tool such as discourse.
>> Further down the road, I would like to see all of the KiCad source repos
>> including the library, documentation, website, and translation repos
>> migrated to GitLab as well. It would make my life a lot easier from a
>> project management perspective if they were all in the same place. I
>> expect there to be some resistance to using a source code version tool
>> but I'm hoping folks will see this as a beneficial move. I'm not
>> terribly familiar with GitLab but I suspect it's not that much different
>> than GitHub as a hosting platform so I don't expect there to be a very
>> steep learning curve. If you have any concerns, now is the time to
>> speak up or forever hold your peace.
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