Sysadmin Load Reduction: Code Related Services

Alexander Potashev aspotashev at
Tue Nov 19 07:05:24 GMT 2019

пн, 18 нояб. 2019 г. в 15:35, Harald Sitter <sitter at>:
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 5:19 AM Carl Schwan <carl at> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> >
> > Hi Carl,
> >
> > >
> > > Can the gitlab api be of useful in the future?
> > >
> > > e.g
> >
> > While for many purposes Gitlab's API wil be perfectly fine, it doesn't
> > provide us with the i18n branch information which some users will
> > require.
> Something to perhaps consider at this point is to revise the
> repo-metadata format in general and offload data to gitlab?
> Notably I'd kick the following yaml properties in favor of their
> literal replacements in gitlab: description, icon, members, name. On a
> related note I guess there'd be need to figure out how to map from a
> "kde project" to a gitlab project. Currently the paths between
> repo-metadata and invent do not line up.
> Additionally we may able able to remove:
> - hasrepo (repopath==null implies this)
> - repoactive (totally not sure what this communicates)
> And lastly, fold the i18n data into the yaml. Which I think means we
> could drop the excessive use of directories and just have one file per
> project, e.g. projects/kde/workspace/sddm-kcm.yaml or perhaps even
> more ideally projects/sddm-kcm.yaml (because the current dir structure
> duplicates information encoded in repopath; so I would think either we
> should drop the property or flatten projects/).

I think it's too early to offload properties from repo-metadata.git to
gitlab because we are still far from migrating all project to gitlab.

Here is how the i18n data can be folded into yaml (example of Konsole [1]):

description: KDE's terminal emulator.
projectpath: kde/applications/konsole
repoactive: true
repopath: konsole
type: project
    trunk: none
    stable: none
    stable_kf5: release/19.12
    trunk_kf5: master

The idea is to insert the data from i18n.json into the main YAML under
i18n.branches. Also, the "none" values can be omitted, I guess.


Alexander Potashev

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