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Re: GitLab migration
> I've applied for an open source GitLab license. Assuming we get
Technically not required for now. The license just unlocks extra features
but the base free feature set is more than adequate for now.
>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
Basically, yes and no. You can copy the content of issues over no problem.
You cannot copy over the authors of comments and posts. It'll have to done
under some fake/throwaway user account for migration as it'll become owner
of them all.
>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.
Someone was adding mailing list functionality to GitLab a few months ago
but the PRs been sitting for a few months.
Yes, either a forum or google groups would be an alternative.
A forum can be inviting to the most inexperienced users. But because I that
I would say an absolute minimum is there must some level of segregation to
prevent developers being flooded with tech support.
On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:36 PM Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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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