kdemultimedia move to git aborted for now

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon May 7 01:10:42 UTC 2012

El Dissabte, 5 de maig de 2012, a les 00:34:12, Nicolás Alvarez va escriure:
> 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
> repositories.

Good stuff :-)

Some questions:
 * Can i remove the "old" .pot file created by the big svn checkout for 
.desktop file translation and go the split repo ways for both trunk and 4.8 
 * Can we remove the code from svn?


> 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
> fresh.
> Happy hacking!
> > 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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