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Re: GSoC projects

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: GSoC projects
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 03:00:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 07:09:42PM +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:

> I don't know github.com.  But not why simply host (a secondary/backup
> of) the Hurd wiki on the GNU Savannah machine already now?  Then we
> can -- later, when the needed infrastructure is in place -- just do a
> clean switch-over (from Barry's flubber to GNU Savannah; for the main
> wiki repository).
> I'd prefer if such things would go over some of the Hurd mailing
> lists, before something is said to have been decided in an IRC
> channel.  Which none of the GNU Hurd maintainers is really regularely
> frequenting.

Well, I do actually see one problem with hosting it on Savannah: It
means every wiki committer needs To have a Savannah account, be part of
the Hurd project, and have commit rights. (Which means commit rights to
all Hurd stuff, unless Savannah has a way to selectively give commit
permissions for individual git repositories...)

But maybe that's not really a big issue, considering that with the need
for copyright assignment, outsiders are not very likely to be interested
in Git access to the wiki anyways...

The real reason for setting up a repository on github is that discussing
things on the mailing list; waiting for some Savannah Hurd admin to set
things up etc.; is precisely *not* what we wanted here -- we need a
*quick* and easy solution for the needs of organising GSoC stuff.
(Especially as you are the only admin who has been active over the past
two years or so, and even you have been mostly absent over the past
couple of months.)

To make matters worse, when I asked you a couple of days ago what you
propose to do about the wiki situation, you gave me an answer that,
quite frankly, sounded like "wait and pray" -- so I decided to take
initiative and look for another solution. Luckily, with the
decentralized nature of Git, this in to problem at all. (Except perhaps
for some additional noise in the history...)

Note that I have no objection to using the Savannah repository, once it
actually exists *and* all the involved people have commit access...


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