Migrating Wayland & Weston to GitLab

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Tue May 29 10:20:34 UTC 2018

On Tue, 29 May 2018 10:59:52 +0100
Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 7 May 2018 at 16:59, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> > Repository migration
> > ----------------------------
> >
> > [admin hat still on]
> >
> > The first thing to happen is to migrate the central Git push point to
> > GitLab. anongit.fd.o and cgit will still work as read-only mirrors,
> > but you will not be able to push to git.fd.o. This would happen for
> > all of wayland, wayland-protocols, weston and wayland-web. libinput we
> > could move separately, wayland-build-tools is open to discussion (does
> > it still work?), and wayland-java appears to be completely abandoned.
> >
> > All this would require is for everyone with push rights to set up
> > their GitLab account with SSH keys as per the instructions at [0]. On
> > a designated flag day, the push URL would become a GitLab one, and
> > direct pushes to git.fd.o would be rejected. Users would be able to
> > view and fork the repository at gitlab.fd.o, though not necessarily
> > able to do any more than that. Since this is easy and low-impact, I'd
> > propose to do this at the end of this week or early next week, if
> > there are no objections.  
> I intend to migrate the wayland/wayland-protocols/wayland-web/weston
> repository hosting only (issues disabled, MR submission disabled) this
> evening. Anyone trying to push to git.fd.o will get an error message
> pointing them to the wiki page telling them how to configure their
> remotes and set up their accounts. Anyone having trouble with this is
> welcome to contact me and I can help figure it out.
> This leaves the wayland-build-tools and wayland-java repositories
> orphaned in cgit; both have been inactive for quite some time.
> I would like to get the issues migrated as well. In order to do that
> though, we need some more fixes to the 'bztogl' migration tool we've
> been using to push issues from Bugzilla to GitLab, as well as do
> migrations for some other projects which requested to migrate their
> issues a while ago. It also needs a fair few changes in order to fix
> support for Phabricator task import as well.
> But even once those are done, we need to clean up the bugs we're
> importing. The plan is to only import open bugs: closed bugs will stay
> in Bugzilla/Phabricator forever as a read-only archive, and GitLab
> will only have new active issues. I think a sensible transition plan
> would be for us to aim to do the import at the end of June, which
> means sweeping through all our open bugs before then, closing them if
> they're no longer useful or just cleaning up titles/etc to be helpful
> in future.

The sweep is to reduce the work you need to do in the migration, right?
Aside from the obvious maintenance work we should have been doing all
these years but didn't.

> Does anyone have any opinions on this?

Fine by me!

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