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Subject: Re: We've moved to git! No more SVN!

Re: We've moved to git! No more SVN!

From: Nils Wallménius <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:51:48 +0100

Great job guys!

On 1/10/12, Torne Wuff <> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Just to let everyone know, we have now shut off commit access to the
> SVN server, and enabled commit access to the Git repository hosted on
> our Gerrit instance. This means that your svn checkouts are now
> obsolete, and to get newer versions of Rockbox you will need to check
> it out using Git.
> For instructions on how to use the git server, see
> which hopefully explains it well
> enough :)
> We are in the process of migrating the build system, the recent
> changes on the website, the CIA bot on IRC, and other services to be
> based on git. You should probably hold off on committing any
> significant code changes until we have the build system running again
> :p
> The svn server is still available for read access up to the last
> version committed, r31646. This will eventually go away, but remains
> available for now in order to help anyone with pending changes in a
> svn checkout update to the last possible point before creating a diff.
> If you want to help out with the migration process, there's several
> things you could do:
> 1) Help to update documentation on the wiki to refer to the UsingGit
> page - currently everything refers to SVN still.
> 2) Help to update references to SVN in the docs directory in the source.
> 3) Test out the process and suggest improvements to UsingGit.
> 4) Try your hand at writing html/css to embed into Gerrit to make it
> look more like the rest of our site (see
> for
> how this works)
> 5) Help people on #rockbox with the tools migration, if you know how
> the build system/etc work.
> 6) Be around on #rockbox to help people out in general with using git.
> 7) Anything else you can think of! (bug Torne about stuff).
> One thing to note is that code reviews on Gerrit are not yet enabled.
> You can try this out on the sandbox repository by following the old
> GerritDemoGuide instructions on the wiki; I'll turn it on on the real
> repositories once we've written up some docs about how non-committers
> can use it and some guidelines on how to prepare acceptable patches to
> upload to it. We have enough work to be getting on with :)
> Thanks to Zagor who has done all the server side work to get this
> hosted on our infrastructure, thanks to everyone who contributed ideas
> and comments while I was writing the docs and policies, and thanks in
> advance to everyone who helps out with getting the remaining tools and
> docs migrated over! Apologies for this taking so long, but I've been
> really busy :p
> --
> Torne Wuff
Received on 2012-01-10

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