We're excited to share that we're almost there with our Git packaging implementation, and we need your help to push us over the finish line.
We're asking *every* package maintainer to test our proof of concept  at least once. Your feedback is crucial to ensure that our system works well before we release it to the public. We would greatly appreciate it if you could focus on testing as many aspects of the implementation as possible, including the changes we've listed below.
Here are the latest changes to our implementation:
- We're now providing GitLab tokens via the `DEVTOOLS_GITLAB_TOKEN` environment variable, which eliminates the need to store plaintext files containing secret tokens. This makes it easier for developers to integrate with our system securely. - We allow passing nocheck to the build command for bootstrap builds, which should help streamline the build process for initial bootstrap cycles. - We've added support for handling subrelease pkgrels, which should make it easier to manage different versions of our software. - The rebuild option now only bumps the pkgrel once, even when executed multiple times without committing. This should help reduce the number of unnecessary bumps in the version number. - We've improved how we handle the chosen editor for commit messages. - We are now managing all Package Maintainers in a dedicated GitLab group  - Additionally, we've also fixed a number of bugs that were reported in the previous round of testing.
We believe that your contribution to this testing phase will help us improve the quality of our implementation and allow for a smoother migration. Your feedback will be invaluable in making our system the best it can be.
Thank you in advance for your help and support. Let's work together to make our Git packaging implementation a success!