Test Git repository for INN

Avon avon at bbs.nz
Fri Jul 2 20:33:19 UTC 2021

That’s a lot of hard work, time and effort you have spent on things Russ. Thank you :-) 

I support the move and your reasoning. 

Best, Paul. 

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> On 3/07/2021, at 8:05 AM, Russ Allbery <eagle at eyrie.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> It took me a lot longer than I had originally intended, but I have finally
> done a test conversion of the INN repository to Git.  It is available on
> GitHub at:
>    https://github.com/InterNetNews/inn
> It will also be mirrored read-only on git.eyrie.org once it's finalized so
> that we're not dependent on a single hosting site.
> Please take a look and let me know if you see any errors or problems.
> I've dropped the old innfeed-0.10.1 tag because I didn't think it was
> serving any useful purpose.  Note that this repository was originally CVS
> and then was converted to Subversion and then to Git, so there are a few
> unavoidable oddities like empty or synthetic commits in the older commits
> and branches.
> I haven't done any of the content cleanup that we'll probably want to do,
> so this should be a straight conversion of the current Subversion
> repository.  Once we finalize the conversion, we can do things like add
> .gitignore, drop $Id$ strings (Git doesn't support them), and so forth.
> I haven't converted the Trac issues yet since that's a bit more of a
> one-shot deal.  I'll do that once we're happy with the Git conversion.
> To recap the previous conversation, the plan is to change the canonical
> development repository to Git and to move the Trac issues to GitHub
> issues, and then retire my Trac installation and Subversion hosting, which
> reduces some of my load and also reduces INN's bus factor.  PRs will then
> be welcome, but of course people can continue to send issues and patches
> here.
> GitHub was chosen because it's (a) free (as in price), (b) widely
> understood and used already, and (c) easy for me to set up.  I know some
> folks have reservations about GitHub because it's not free software, and I
> understand, but I don't think we're committing heavily to their platform
> (everyone who has a clone of the Git repository has all the important data
> and can move it elsewhere), and other things like GitLab are only open
> core anyway.  Hosting everything on 100% free software (depending on the
> choice of free software) loses us some useful features (I plan to set up
> GitHub Actions for CI) and requires more resources that I don't really
> have to spend on it.  That said, everyone is certainly welcome to mirror
> the Git repository elsewhere if they want.
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org)             <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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