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Re: GitLab migration
Mark Roszko <mark.roszko@xxxxxxxxx>
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
Wed, 9 Oct 2019 17:08:57 -0400
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On 10/9/19 3:32 PM, Mark Roszko wrote:
>> 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.
I prefer some of the extra permission features that the license gives us
over the free version. I suspect we will be approved long before 5.1.5
>>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.
If it's too problematic, I'm fine with leaving existing bug reports in
Launchpad. Not sure what to do with the open reports other than let
>>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.
That is one of the shortcomings of using a forum. However, with
adequate moderation (i.e. no support for non-development issues), it
does provide a richer communication environment than a mailing list. I
don't have a strong preference one way or the other. I was just
throwing it out there as an alternative.
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:36 PM Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>> 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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