Sysadmin Load Reduction: Code Related Services

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sat Nov 9 20:52:13 GMT 2019


On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 8:43 AM Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>
> El dissabte, 9 de novembre de 2019, a les 18:47:57 CET, Ben Cooksley va escriure:
> > On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:29 AM Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it> wrote:
> > >
> > > Ben Cooksley ha scritto:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > In the category of code related services, Sysadmin currently supports
> > > > a wide-ranging number of services (which makes sense given the nature
> > > > of the community). Some of these however may no longer be in use or
> > > > will be duplicative of other services following the transition to
> > > > Gitlab.
> > > >
> > > > In the category of duplicative, we have our two CGit instances at
> > > > cgit.kde.org and packaging.neon.kde.org. Prior to Gitlab, these were
> > > > justifiable as there was no other way of browsing scratch/clone
> > > > repositories over the web.
> > > >
> > > > With the migration to Gitlab however all repositories will become
> > > > browsable through it, meaning it no longer makes sense to offer two
> > > > browsers that provide the exact same information (with Gitlab having
> > > > greater capabilities). I'd therefore like to shut both of these down
> > > > once Code Hosting has transitioned to Gitlab.
> > >
> > > Luckily we tried to use commits.kde.org as generic redirect. Will the generic
> > > redirect commits.kde.org be updated to point to the proper repository? It may
> > > be complicated if the new structure contains the namespaces for each
> > > repository, but we need to keep it working.
> >
> > The commits.kde.org redirector is intended to provide permanent links,
> > so yes it will be updated to redirect people to Gitlab instead once
> > the switch to Gitlab is completed.
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > In the category of no longer in use, we have the compatibility
> > > > generator for the kde_projects.xml file. This was introduced when we
> > > > shutdown Redmine/Chiliproject and migrated to Phabricator, as a way of
> > > > keeping services that needed to discover a list of KDE Projects
> > > > functional.
> > > >
> > > > As we've since migrated to using YAML files within the
> > > > sysadmin/repo-metadata repository for both the CI System and
> > > > kdesrc-build (and with LXR using kdesrc-build to do it's code
> > > > checkouts) there shouldn't to my knowledge be anything still relying
> > > > on this (aside from perhaps scripty).>
> > > > I'd therefore like to shut this generator down as well, along with the
> > > > compaibility redirector running at projects.kde.org (given that it has
> > > > been some time since we were using that site, and many projects have
> > > > moved around in the virtual structure since then, making the redirects
> > > > it is able to offer useless)
> > >
> > > Two points:
> > > - scripty still uses the XML file and we may need some time to migrate.
> >
> > I feared this may have been the case. What sort of timeline are we
> > looking at in terms of switching scripty over?
>
> Over to what?

To using the YAML files within sysadmin/repo-metadata, which is what
the legacy kde_projects.xml file is generated from currently.
(Originally the kde_projects.xml file was generated from the
Redmine/Chiliproject database - those YAML files just replaced it)

>
> Cheers,
>   Albert
>
>

Thanks,
Ben


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