Information regarding upcoming Gitlab Migration: clarifications

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at
Fri May 1 18:45:37 BST 2020

Ben Cooksley ha scritto:
> On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 4:38 PM Nate Graham <nate at> wrote:
>> On 4/30/20 5:59 PM, Aleix Pol wrote:
>>> El jue., 30 de abr. de 2020 a la(s) 18:15, Albert Astals Cid
>>>> Am I the only person that just has all the repos on the same folder? I thought it was the common thing to do :?
>>> I do too
>> Same here. kdesrc-build's default settings do this, and download all
>> repos into ~/kde/src without any of the levels of hierarchy. This would
>> seem to require unique repo names, no?
> Not necessarily.
> Git allows you to override the name that the local folder is called
> when cloning, so there is no reason why we can't specify something in
> the metadata to override the local name that the folder gets called in
> your local checkout folder.
> This would allow for example:
> - frameworks/kcoreaddons on Gitlab continues to be called
> 'kcoreaddons' in your local checkout folder
> - maui/dialer on Gitlab gets called 'maui-dialer' in your local checkout folder
> This allows for the URLs on Gitlab to make sense, while simultaneously
> allowing your local source checkout folders to continue to work in the
> manner in which they do currently.
> Note that we do not expect people to hit this in many cases - this is
> about giving us the flexibility for the long term without imposing
> unnecessary bureaucracy and limits on projects within the KDE
> umbrella.
> Automated tooling such as kdesrc-build and the proposed clone script
> (that searches in namespaces) should be able to handle this without
> much issue.
> In the case of manually done clones, it is reasonable to expect people
> to know what they're doing with their clones, and name them
> appropriately in the event they have a collision.
> Does this sound acceptable?

I'd like to add that this would solve an issue we have on the translation side.

Right now, a few translation files use the repository names as the base part
of the template file name. For example, the translation files for the desktop
and json files, which are called <repository>._desktop_.po(t) and
<repository>._json_.po(t) respectively.

In the case where the repository name is not unique we would need to record
the expected name for the template somewhere. If this  information is added to
the repository metadata, would have scripty rely on that and don't need to
write it down somewhere else.

So yes, if you can please add this optional override which sets a unique name
to the metadata, that would help, thanks!


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