Information regarding upcoming Gitlab Migration
winter at kde.org
Fri May 1 22:53:35 BST 2020
On Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:40:01 PM EDT Bhushan Shah wrote:
> [Please keep sysadmin at kde.org list or bshah at kde.org in the CC for
> Hello Community members,
> In view of upcoming Gitlab migration, we sysadmin team wants to share
> the recommended structuring for the repositories on Gitlab.
> We had multiple options,
> - Flat structure: In this option we would have everything under one
> single namespace/group: https://invent.kde.org/kde/knetwalk
> - Subgroups under top-level group: In this option we would have a groups
> under KDE namespace: https://invent.kde.org/kde/games/knetwalk
> - Groups at top level: In this option we would establish a series of
> groups at the top level, e.g. https://invent.kde.org/games/knetwalk
> We have discussed this with small but representative group of
> contributors or maintainers, and based on their suggestions, we
> recommend that we go with option 3. Having sub-groups at top level will
> allow us to,
> - Provides good visibility on all reviews, tasks and other items within
> the groups/modules we define
> - Provides improvements to discoverability of projects
> - Makes it possible for groups of projects to establish a group level
> task board should it fit their needs (for tracking a release for
> - Makes the most semantic sense, as the ‘KDE’ top level group suggested
> in option 2 is duplicative considering the Gitlab instance is under
> - The discoverability of projects is maximised, as there is no need to
> open the top level ‘KDE’ group before going into the subgroup.
> I've worked on draft "move" of the current set of the repositories in
> their respective subgroups at the repo-metadata project's branch .
> You can browse the directory structure to get idea of how final
> structure on Gitlab would look like.
> If we don't have any objections we would like to implement this next
> week and move projects to https://invent.kde.org.
> Bhushan for sysadmin team
>  https://cgit.kde.org/sysadmin/repo-metadata.git/tree/projects-invent?h=bshah/invent
... to answer your original question my opinion is +1
I do appreciate all the work the sysadmins are putting onto this endeavor and I'm glad
we are making the move. I hope it happens next week as planned.
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