[arch-dev-public] The move to SVN
jason at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 31 17:55:59 EDT 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 04:22:05PM -0500, Aaron Griffin 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 *
I can make some of the devtools changes necessary, but it'll be a little
difficult to test until we have the svn repo in place.
> Make abs changes *
> Make db-scripts changes *
How many of these will there be? What were the other plans for db-scripts
> Make changes to community **
Do we have to do this? I realize that it will just be more of an excuse to
not make changes, but there are a lot more things in here that we don't
need to support the official repos.
> * 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.
Any day is good for me... what me update packages?
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