[Kde-pim] Problems with infrastructure

Jeff Mitchell mitchell at kde.org
Fri Dec 19 15:53:00 GMT 2014

On 18 Dec 2014, at 8:52, Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:

> On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 08:47:09 Jeff Mitchell wrote:
>> I understood that to be the case -- I'm really meaning for a general,
>> KDE-wide solution.
>> Personally I don't have an issue with volunteers taking care of
>> non-official systems if it helps their productivity. If Gerrit wasn't
>> where KDE as a whole went, and you wanted to put the effort in to 
>> keep
>> Gerrit working for you and integrated with the rest of the KDE 
>> systems,
>> more power to you.
>> The issue I see (which doesn't necessarily reflect my personal views) 
>> is
>> that KDE projects have been required to use KDE infrastructure. I 
>> forget
>> where that's written/required, but I do know that that it exists. The
>> purpose of this was to avoid fragmentation or making it difficult to
>> find the full breadth of KDE projects, or requiring KDE developers to
>> sign up for multiple e.g. bugtracking systems just to comment on 
>> another
>> KDE project.
> I think you're referring to manifesto.kde.org. There's nothing in 
> there about
> Reviewboard, or a requirement that project have to use infrastructure 
> hosted
> at kde.org, so I don't see that as a blocker.
> Of course it would be prudent to give KDE's sysadmin's access at some 
> point,
> but it's not required per se.

I seem to remember this being a big problem when Necessitas was joining 
KDE...they had to move their repos. But maybe I either misunderstood or 
am misremembering what the issue was at the time.


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