Discontinuing repository tarballs

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Fri Nov 25 19:07:13 GMT 2016

On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 8:41 PM, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Michael Pyne <mpyne at purinchu.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 08:17:29PM +1300, Ben Cooksley wrote:
>>> HI all,
>>> As of late Sysadmin has been assessing what components of our
>>> infrastructure are in active use and should be maintained going
>>> forward.
>>> As part of this it has come to our attention that the repository
>>> tarballs offered by our anongit network (tar.gz files of our
>>> repositories essentially) are effectively unused - with only 19 hits
>>> being received by one mirror in the space of a week.
>> Not an objection, but the low usage may be due to the use of tarball
>> repo snapshots being disabled in kdesrc-build for a few months now.
>> Of course, kdesrc-build was using the snapshots by default out of an
>> effort to be gentler to KDE source code repositories, so if it's easier
>> for you all to forgo the snapshots entirely then I'm fully supportive.

Hi all,

> It's definitely easier on the servers disks I think :)
> The anongit servers haven't had any issues with load as far as I can
> remember, so I think it's safe in this case for kdesrc-build to use
> normal git:// or https:// clones.
> If nobody objects in the next 24 hours i'd like to go ahead with
> discontinuing the tarballs.

As previously announced i've now begun the process of discontinuing
the generation and distribution of the tarballs.
Many thanks to those who responded to this thread.

>> Regards,
>>  - Michael Pyne
> Cheers,
> Ben

Ben Cooksley

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