[cairo] Migrating Cairo to GitLab

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.org
Fri Aug 24 17:28:59 UTC 2018

Does anyone have concerns if we proceed with this?  Thoughts on
migrating Bugzilla too?

I'm going on vacation for the next week but hopefully I should have time
to file the request to get the ball rolling when I return.

I would love to see us move issues to gitlab, as I have found it easier
to work with than Bugzilla, elsewhere.  It might be a bit disruptive,
but then our bug tracker isn't super active so the impact of that is
probably not going to be that big of a deal.

Other options besides this migration plan are of course possible, but I
think following the Freedesktop move as Daniel outlines is best for us.
If you have other ideas or thoughts on what we should do, this would be
the ideal time to voice them.


On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:07:51AM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi!
> As you may or may not have seen, freedesktop.org is migrating our
> repository hosting to GitLab. There is a lot more detail and
> background in this blog post and freedesktop@ mail:
>   https://www.fooishbar.org/blog/gitlab-fdo-introduction/
>   https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/freedesktop/2018-July/000370.html
> We'd like to schedule and discuss a migration for Cairo.
> In the short term, we would like to move your Git repository. All this
> means is that you will have to activate your gitlab.freedesktop.org
> account (separate to the old SSH account), and that you will only be
> able to push to GitLab from now on; anongit and cgit will still
> function as read-only mirrors so your users do not need to change
> anything. This repository migration is automated and you won't need to
> do anything except discuss a suitable time with us. Instructions on
> how to recover your GitLab account are here:
>   https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/freedesktop/freedesktop/wikis/home
> Longer term, we are also hoping to move away from Bugzilla. If you
> have bugs in Bugzilla and you would like them migrated to use GitLab
> issue tracking with your new repository, we can easily do that. If you
> need some more time for Bugzilla, that's totally fine, but we would
> like to discuss it with you so we can understand what people need
> Bugzilla for and how we can best maintain it in future.
> In order to get the migration going, please file an issue on the
> freedesktop GitLab once you've recovered your account, and use the
> 'project migration' template. This includes a fair bit of detail, both
> for you, and for us to unambiguously figure out what you want and not
> mess the migration up.
> Once the repository migration has happened, you are free to manage
> your own users: accounts will no longer need fd.o admin intervention
> to create, and you can grant whoever you like access to the
> repositories. The full suite of GitLab services such as CI and Pages
> are all available, though we currently only have a single CI runner
> which isn't as fast as we'd like. Getting new runners is currently our
> main priority, and we hope to have significantly faster runners
> available in a matter of weeks.
> If there's anything in this mail, the blog post, or just about your
> project / fd.o in general you'd like to discuss, I'm more than happy
> to follow up in private mail here, on IRC as daniels, or through the
> freedesktop at lists.freedesktop.org list.
> Thanks a lot for the time - hope all is well.
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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