Sysadmin Load Reduction: Subversion Infrastructure

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Nov 9 17:52:24 GMT 2019

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:20 AM Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at> wrote:
> Ben Cooksley ha scritto:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > When KDE committed to performing a migration to Git back in 2010, one
> > of the things that was agreed at the time was that translators could
> > remain on Subversion to avoid disrupting their workflows.
> >
> > This however has led to a certain amount of additional infrastructure
> > which Sysadmin needs to continue to maintain.
> >
> > In recognition of the fact that with few exceptions, everything has
> > now migrated from Subversion aside from Translations, i'd like to
> > reduce the level of infrastructure supporting our Subversion
> > repository to the bare minimum necessary.
> >
> > This would include the shutdown of WebSVN in particular, which when
> > coupled with the shutdown of our two CGit instances would also allow
> > for us to eliminate an entire virtual machine from our systems.
> As websvn has proven to be useful, would it help the sysadmin (pending
> agreement with aacid and the other people with root access on rosetta) to move
> websvn to rosetta and under localization team's responsibility?

Unfortunately Rosetta does not have the necessary free disk space, as
the Subversion repository is approximately 80GB these days in size,
and operating WebSVN requires a full copy of the Subversion repository
locally in order to operate.

> Ciao
> --
> Luigi


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