[arch-dev-public] The move to SVN
travis at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 31 17:29:57 EDT 2008
Thursday works best for me, but I'm not objectionable to it happening
any other day (since I'm busy Friday night)
As I mentioned on Jabber, I've got an rsync-based ABS script totally
ready for a testrun or two. In fact, I think I'll commit it to the
ABS repo tonight so's you can have a look-see if you want.
I'm still unsure how to generate the rsync repo to pull from. Would a
db-scripts patch work best, do you think? We can co-ordinate on this
if you want, I'm perfectly willing to do the work for that.
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the rest of the week, I am going to be concentrating on one big
> thing: moving our repos to SVN.
> Why is this important, after all the stuff I've been griping about,
> you may ask? Because it's a 'blocker'. It's the most low-level
> building block for a lot of the other changes I'd like to see done
> regarding our repository management
> So, here's the plan. I need one day where we make the switch over. It
> will be rocky and annoying for that day, but it is also a break for
> all of you
> Here are the steps that this will involve:
> Set all the cvs repos to RO, so that we don't have any accidents
> Convert everything to svn
> Make the necessary structure changes
> Make devtools changes *
> Make abs changes *
> Make db-scripts changes *
> Make changes to community **
> * Can be done before hand, without a new package release
> ** Paul and Simo, in need your input regarding doing this for
> community as well. I have not looked at the scripts in a long time,
> but how much effort do you think this would take?
> Here is the end result, repo created ages ago by Jason:
> It is a tad large, but SVN is nice in that it allows us to only check
> out subdirs we want, so you can checkout just your packages (see
> jason's archco tool)
> We *will* lose history during this transition. It's something I'm
> willing to live with, as this is not code history. We will still
> archive CVS for posterity.
> So, what do I need from you? Nothing. I'm making this easy in that I
> will do all the work. I just need one thing: give me a day when it is
> best. When you all want to take a mini-vacation and do no packaging at
> all. If no one has a good day for this, I will probably do it on
> Thursday or Friday.
> 1: http://archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2007-October/002308.html
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