[kde-community] Future Git Plans

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Feb 16 09:09:40 UTC 2014

On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Divendres, 14 de febrer de 2014, a les 22:52:04, Jeff Mitchell va escriure:
>> (Sending from the proper account this time)
>> Hello KDE Community,
>> Several years ago when transitioning to Git the sysadmins evaluated
>> several possible options, including GitLab, Gitorious, Gitolite, and
>> Gerrit. At the time, GitLab was quite immature in terms of code,
>> community, and documentation. After evaluating options, we chose
>> Gitolite, and built a suite of other services and helpers on top of it.
>> Gitorious has come along since being purchased by Powow AS, but still
>> lags behind other solutions. Gerrit is still geared towards very
>> specific code-review workflows and has an interface that is very
>> difficult to grasp for more novice users. Gitolite is absolutely
>> wonderful software, but it does one specific thing; we've set up a large
>> number of other scripts, web servers, and web applications to address
>> the things it doesn't do but that our community needs.
>> However, in the intervening years, GitLab (https://www.gitlab.com/) has
>> advanced tremendously, due in part to the thousands of eyeballs it's had
>> on its source code while gaining major footholds into the Git hosting
>> market. It has gained documentation, features, an API, and a great deal
>> of stability and maturity to its code base.
> Would we be using the https://www.gitlab.com instance or installing one of our
> own?

Installing one of our own.

>> Due to its feature set, GitLab alone could take the place of at least
>> projects.kde.org, commits.kde.org, quickgit.kde.org, and -- due to the
>> built-in merge request workflow -- reviewboard.kde.org,
> I see in http://demo.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab_git/merge_requests/23 at the top
> right there is a "0 up 0 down". Is this votes? Is there some kind of ACL on
> who can vote on Merge Requests?

I'm afraid i'm not sure - I haven't been able to find any UI for casting votes.
We'll need to ask their devs I guess.

> Also, do you guys know if anyone has deployed gitlab in something as big scale
> as the lots of repos and users we have?
> Cheers,
>   Albert


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