[Live-demo] [live-demo] Migration to git

Luca Delucchi lucadeluge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 12:45:12 PST 2015

On 2 February 2015 at 20:04, Jorge Sanz <jsanz at osgeo.org> wrote:
> 2015-02-02 18:54 GMT+01:00 Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>:
>> Hi Frank,
>> Thanks for your kind words :)
>> My initial e-mail was a proposal to start discussing moving to git, it was
>> not an official roadmap or a migration announcement.
>> The goal of this thread is to hear voices of support or voices against the
>> Git migration, to see if the developers want this or not. I have discussed
>> this issue with lots of developers in the last couple of years, I would like
>> to hear their voice here :)
>> Your understanding is accurate: I just created the Git mirror so we can all
>> evaluate how the repository would look like (with history and everything),
>> but it is read only for now. In case there is a serious amount of pull
>> requests from git, I have a backup plan to commit from Git to SVN but I
>> would like to avoid for now :)
>> Regarding the issue tracker: we could keep the one we currently use, with
>> the Trac-Git plugin. I hope that SAC will be able to support us with this.
>> We could also start thinking for other solutions like Redmine or Gitlab (for
>> source and tracker) if we feel they are superior.
>> My personal preference would be to use free solutions for our
>> infrastructure. An OSGeo GitLab installation would be great to have.
>> Cheers,
>> Angelos
> I'm in favour of using OSGeo infrastructure if it doesn't prevent
> collaboration, but that also means bugging SAC with more work so we
> have to be sure. I haven't used Gitlab so I don't have an opinion on
> it. Let me be clear, I like GitHub, it's great and all, but as OSGeo
> Live is a project of the foundation, I think we have (for the good and
> the bad) to be an example of how projects can work within OSGeo.
> Indeed, I think OSGeo Live is an example of great FOSS4G
> collaboration!

I have the same idea, I would like to see also the OSGeo projects in
the OSGeo infrastructure

> Thinking aloud, and assuming we have an OSGeo git/gitlab installation,
> do you guys know if it would be possible to have *easily* a double way
> synchronization with GitHub or it would cause too much overhead? At
> the end, I guess, nothing prevents to have a *main* GitHub repo (nice
> for accepting contributions, nifty 1-click pull requests, etc) and a
> mirror on an OSGeo git server, keeping the issue tracker in our Trac
> or Gitlab. Am I right?

Yes we could install GitLab in OSGeo server


> My 2cts

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