[pulseaudio-discuss] Moving to GitLab

Arun Raghavan arun at arunraghavan.net
Mon Jul 30 11:50:49 UTC 2018

On Fri, 27 Jul 2018, at 6:43 PM, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2018, at 5:25 PM, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > The freedesktop admins have now started helping projects move to GitLab 
> > (http://gitlab.freedesktop.org/) on a pilot basis. I'm quite excited 
> > about this as it would mean a better way to track patches, as well as a 
> > more familiar interface for new contributors coming from the Github 
> > world.
> > 
> > The choices are to move piecemeal (git + merge requests first, bugs 
> > later), or just do it all at one shot. I favour the latter, in the 
> > spirit of absorbing all the migration pain at one shot. This is probably 
> > a good time in the release cycle to do this as well. There's a tracker 
> > bug for getting this done at:
> > 
> >   https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/freedesktop/freedesktop/issues/49
> > 
> > Thoughts? Questions?
> > 
> > As a first step, I would request everyone with commit access to set up 
> > your account and populate your key(s).
> We're moving ahead with this. Subscribe to the bug above to keep track 
> of progress, and I'll send out an update as the big changes happen.

And this is done!

The organisation is at: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio

Existing open bugs have been migrated, and new issues should be filed against the relevant project (for example https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/issues)

We are also transitioning from patches sent to the mailing list to MRs (merge requests). The simple description of the workflow is that you create a fork using the GitLab UI, create a branch, push your changes, and then get back to the web UI which will let you create a merge request from your fork/branch. (more details at https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/gitlab-basics/add-merge-request.html)

That's it. Please chime in if you have questions/comments.


p.s.: My heartfelt thanks to Daniel Stone and the freedesktop.org admin team for the super quick migration.

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