[aur-general] Changing AUR development infrastructure.

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Mon Jan 17 08:37:35 EST 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 12:57 +0100, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 17.01.2011 02:19, schrieb Loui Chang:
> > Recently I've had the idea that I should move the 'main' AUR git repo,
> > which I have been the caretaker of to the community server where all
> > other community and AUR development is done. This would also mean we
> > would have to run a git daemon, and should also install a web interface
> > like cgit to browse the repo. I'm hearing that there is some opposition
> > to this. I'd like to start a discussion to hear the reasons behind that.
> I'd like to point out that we have all the infrastructure on gerolde so
> that all repos are available for cloning and cgit-browsing in a central
> place. I don't see the point of duplicating that and scattering our
> infrastructure further.
> Currently, all Arch-related projects are hosted in a central place and
> I'd like to keep it that way.
That would also be easier for maintenance, so i vote for staying with
the same system.

"If it works, don't brake it"

> > Here are the reasons I have for moving the repo:
> > * The Trusted Users will have more control over the AUR development since
> >   it will be on their own server.
> > * We can use the new infrastructure to host other TU and community
> >   projects.
> > * We don't need to create superfluous shell accounts on gerolde to
> >   for push access to those repos. Those accounts already exist on
> >   sigurd.
> If you really think it is necessary, we could always put the main repo
> to sigurd and have a mechanism set up to sync it to gerolde (either pull
> with a cronjob, or push from sigurd to gerolde in post-update).
> As a side note, not more than one or maybe two people should have direct
> push access to a git repository. If anyone else wants to contribute,
> they should send pull requests - the maintainer of the main repository
> should be active enough to pull and merge them quickly though.

Jelle van der Waa

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