Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: Moving services
What about a happy medium such as GitLab? The hosted service is free and
the source code for community edition is open source. It’s also a superior
product to GitHub in my opinion.
Just a thought :)
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 2:07 AM Thomas Martitz via rockbox-dev <
> Am 20.04.2017 um 14:23 schrieb Björn Stenberg via rockbox-dev:
> > Hello all patient devs.
> > As you know, we've had some site issues the last month since I upgraded
> gerrit. It has stopped calling any hooks and has resisted all my attempts
> at starting again. There is to my knowledge no way to downgrade gerrit
> without losing the last month of work, since the update included a database
> schema change.
> > I'm thinking this might be a good time to grab the bull by the horns and
> do what has needed doing for quite some time: Move parts of our
> infrastructure away from having me as a project bottleneck.
> > What I'm considering first is switching our development from the locally
> hosted Gerrit to our already up-to-date project mirror on Github. This
> would require a bit of effort on my part to trigger the builds from a
> github web hook instead of a gerrit hook, but it shouldn't be a very big
> deal. And at least github hooks work.
> > I don't know how hard it is to transform gerrit changes into github pull
> requests. Maybe it's trivial, or maybe we decide that it's just as easy to
> move the relevant couple of dozen patches manually.
> > This could be our only change, or it could be a first step to moving
> more parts of the rockbox project infrastructure out of the single server
> I'm frankly not maintaining very well onto various free public services
> that are now available, professionally maintained and in many cases vastly
> more powerful than our current setup.
> > Discuss!
> Github has lots of merits, for example it's pretty ubiquitous by now and
> tracking forks is really nice.
> BUT it's still a closed-source service, and I find the review system
> really poor compared to gerrit (there are third-party services that
> improve a bit, though).
> For example: Because github doesn't use a change-id, force pushing after
> rebase often messes up the review and makes comments go into void, but
> rebase is something you want to do often during local development.
> In the end I wouldn't block a move to github, I contribute to other
> projects on github. More than I contribute to Rockbox these days, and I
> don't expect it's getting better anytime soon. But I would prefer if we
> could repair our gerrit service and migrate it to a more actively
> maintained server.
> Best regards.
Received on 2017-04-22
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