kdemultimedia move to git aborted for now

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat May 5 03:34:12 UTC 2012

I'm glad to announce that the kdemultimedia git repositories have now
been re-converted. In addition, I rebased the JuK and Dragon MPRIS
work that was done in scratch repos into the newly-converted

There are still some minor problems with early (read: ancient) history
of KMix, but fixing that would have delayed the migration too much. I
may fix it in the future, which will need a reconversion of kmix
alone, but don't hold your breath.

I *haven't* tested if the repos can be compiled, and I encourage you
to do test-builds for all ten repositories, and for both master and
KDE/4.8 branches (I heard the 4.8 branches hadn't got the
build-standalone commits backported).

If you had any changes done locally that you couldn't push due to the
repository block, I'll be glad to help with the rebasing in the
mailing list. But if you don't have any local unpushed work, I highly
recommend that you just delete your local repository and clone it

Happy hacking!


2012/4/6, Eike Hein <hein at kde.org>:
> unfortunately sysadmin woke up today to find that the git conversion
> of the kdemultimedia repositories that was announced yesterday is of
> untenable quality: There is missing history (both in converted branches
> as well as entire missing branches), files are missing from repo-
> sitories and the buildsystem fixes to allow for standalone building
> were not applied consistently across branches, along with potentially
> other problems.
> Due to the brief time window since the migration was announced and
> the relatively few commits that went into them since, we believe
> there is still an opportunity now to abort things and fix up the
> repositories, rather than allow development to happen on top
> of broken repositories and incomplete history.
> As a result all of the kdemultimedia repositories have been locked
> for write access for now.
> Note that this does not mean that development is back in SVN again.
> That is a decision that will have to be made by the kdemultimedia
> maintainers and coordinated with KDE i18n, and will likely depend on
> the time needed to redo the git conversion.
> To the kdemultuimedia maintainers / those in charge of doing the kdemm
> conversion: Please get in touch with our svn2git expert Nicolás Alvarez
> (PovAddict) for details on what needs to be fixed in your conversion
> rules and then figure out a plan for redoing the conversion, as well
> as what steps to take to address the currently-halted kdemultimedia
> development.
> To the kdemultimedia developers: Those of you who have already
> committed to the git repositories may need to see to that your work
> ends up in whatever will be set up to replace them, be that a move
> back to SVN or fixed git repositories, in case that the conversion
> crew is not able to recover them. I trust they will keep you infor-
> med on this front, but stay alert.
> --
> Best regards,
> Eike Hein

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