[kde-community] Have repo maintainers opt-in for github mirroring (was: Re: Official KDE mirror on github)

Rajeev Bhatta techie.rajeev at yahoo.in
Mon Sep 21 04:54:45 UTC 2015

Hi David, 

Nice idea to have a wiki page explaining the process. I was going through the text and have some suggestions for some of the text on the wiki page. 

KDE is managing a mirror of projects.kde.org on Github.

We want to make KDE sources easy to find, share and build upon; and most importantly we want your contributions to count towards your github profile :)"

GitHub Mirror
"GitHub is a Web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project." ( source. wikipedia ). Github, altough proprietary is very popular among different communties and developers. 

We want to make KDE easily available to all so that it is easy to find, share and build upon. Therefore KDE is managing a mirror of all its projects, whose main location is projects.kde.org, on Github at https://github.com/kde .

The contributions to the KDE project will also count towards your Github profile :).

Please let me know if you have any questions/suggestions.


On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:04:55 +0100
David Edmundson <david at davidedmundson.co.uk> wrote:

> > >
> > > I was under the impression they were disabled by the options we
> > > had selected. Unfortunately that is not the case.
> >
> > Thanks for clarifying on this.
> >
> > I hope they can still be disabled.
> >
> > They can't. I had spent some time looking before. Sorry.
> However, we have solid hard data that it's a non-issue.
> Gnome has been mirrored on github for nearly 2 years, in that time
> GTK has had a grand total of 4 pull requests over time.
> Most others (gedit, cheese, epiphany) have had 0.
> Interestingly they have had literally hundreds of github "forks",
> which implies it has led to sustantiable numbers of patches back
> using the traditional methods
> I've made a wiki page, which says how to turn a pull request into a
> reviewboard submission.
> https://techbase.kde.org/Development/GithubMirror
> If we get any questions we can then just copy and paste that, and
> don't need to spend any time explaining. Bam, done.
> David

Rajeev Bhatta <techie.rajeev at yahoo.in>

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