Sysadmin Load Reduction: Code Related Services

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Fri Nov 15 12:46:11 GMT 2019


On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 11:37 PM Alexander Potashev <aspotashev at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> сб, 9 нояб. 2019 г. в 02:51, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org>:
> > 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)
>
> Hi Ben,
>
> I am developing a new version of the "opensrc" plugin for Lokalize [1]
> and it currently depends on kde_projects.xml. Of course I can add new
> code to scan the Git repo instead of just fetching kde_projects.xml,
> however it would be more complicated.

https://projects.kde.org/api/doc/ specifically deals with this problem
by abstracting the repo away behind a micro service.

Yet another example of the poor service discoverability we noticed at
the sysadmin bof I guess :/

HS


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