[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Jos van den Oever jos at vandenoever.info
Mon Aug 17 07:28:25 UTC 2015


On Monday 17 August 2015 09:06:28 Martin Sandsmark wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 08:55:57AM +0200, Jos van den Oever wrote:
> > What part of the KDE infrastructures can be fixed to make the repositories
> > easier to find?
> 
> https://quickgit.kde.org/robots.txt
> https://projects.kde.org/robots.txt
> 
> I think the reason for this should be pretty obvious; a ton of crawlers
> indexing everything we have is going to add an immense load, we have a huge
> amount of projects and source that they'll try to crawl now and then.
> 
> And part of the reason for this (I think) is that both gitphp and
> chiliproject aren't the most performant.
> 
> I don't remember the reason we run gitphp in the first place, but replacing
> it is not a trivial task in any way, and our sysadmins already have a ton of
> other work to do. Just guessing, but if we switch to e. g. cgit I think the
> load should be more realistic to handle (I run cgit on my own server, and
> it is extremely efficient).
> 
> So, I think the answer to your question is a) fix or replace our web
> interface(s) for git, and b) remove the robots.txt.

Agreed. Letting indexers index our code is one of the most important 
considerations when choosing a git web solution. If web engines do not index 
our code, it's no wonder that people cannot find it.

Another improvement would be to put the link to pull/push much more 
prominently in the wikis. Nearly all wiki pages on building code have the git 
link somewhere low in the instructions.

GitHub, and it's alternatives, are very homogenic and hence familiar to 
navigate.

Cheers,
Jos




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