[xwiki-devs] [VOTE] Move sources to GitHub

Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) valicac at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 12:50:50 UTC 2011


+1

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 09:35, Vincent Massol <vincent at massol.net> wrote:

>
> On Mar 19, 2011, at 4:23 AM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
>
> > On 03/18/2011 10:40 AM, Vincent Massol wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> I'd like test the waters and see what you'd feel about moving XWiki's
> source to GitHub.
> >>
> >> Pros:
> >> * Use Git instead of Subversion. Which means a better SCM especially wrt
> branching / diagnosins bugs (bissect) just to name 2
> >
> > Offline commits, and offline (and faster and more powerful) access to
> > the full commit history are very important in my opinion.
> >
> >> * More contributors since it's easy to fork/branch and we can see
> contributor's patches (pull requests) and apply them way more easily than
> with subversion
> >
> > + more visibility/recognition for the contributors, since they are
> > preserved as the authors.
> >
> >> * More collaboration in general between committers and contributors
> >> * A better SCM web site (check github.com - offers graphs/stats, views
> of forked/branched repos, etc)
> >
> > I wouldn't call it a better SCM site, since other tools offer nice views
> > of the repository. But it is a better source *collaboration* site since
> > it shows forks/branches/pulls very nicely.
> >
> >> * Good buzz for us (tech marketing)
> >> * GitHub provides SVN integration (see
> https://github.com/blog/644-subversion-write-support) which means we can
> continue using SVN tools such as svnsearch, ohloh, our IDE integrations, etc
> >
> > svnsearch won't be that needed since git/github offer many of those
> > tools natively, but the graphs from svnsearch are easier to obtain and
> > show live.
> >
> > IDE integrations should work just as well (if not better) with Git.
> >
> >> * Less admin work and less maintenance since this is handled by GitHub
> itself
> >> * Good uptime on GitHub (probably at least as good as ours if not
> better)
> >> * Improved developer spirit since most devs wants to start using Git
> >
> > +1, I've been doing this for a couple of years already and I'm happy
> > with the experience.
> >
> > * POM changes for the new repository configuration.
> >
> >> Cons:
> >> * Have to learn a new SCM/new tools
> >> * No integration of users with xwiki.org
> >
> > Do you mean that access rights should be defined in xwiki.org as it is
> > now, with the CommittersGroup? I guess that's not possible.
>
> Yes that's what I meant.
>
> >
> >> * Import/reorg work to be done obviously
> >
> > I already started doing that, I should find some time to finish
>
> Please let's focus frist on the 3.0 final release before we start working
> on Git :)
>
> > importing applications and plugins. Before doing the final switch I
> > should re-synchronize with the svn repository.
> >
> > Should the contrib repository be imported as well?
>
> I'd say yes. We need to check how well the SVN integration works in GitHub
>
> > One problem is that the default size limit is for 300M of data, and
> > we're already approaching that limit (thanks to the early non-maven days
> > when we bundled all the jars in our repo). I think that if we request
> > it, we'll be granted more space for free, as an open source project.
>
> Well we better ask ASAP before we start any move since this is critical for
> a move.
>
> >> * Reliance on an external provider (but seen the other OSS projects
> there I'm not worried and there's no lock in since your have the repos
> spread on all users' machines)
> >
> > Yep, a lot of big names are moving there.
> >
> >> IMO the pros heavily outweight the cons.
> >>
> >> WDYT?
> >
> > +1.
> >
> > And replying to your other mail, +1 for doing it after the 3.0 release,
> > but as soon as possible after that, so that we can get familiar with it
> > and iron out any quirks before the 3.1M1 release.
> >
> > We should write a GitApp, similar to the SvnApp, which works directly
> > with a git repository.
>
> Sure but I'd rather we quickly verify that the current SVNApp works with
> the GitHub SVN integration for now.
>
> Thanks
> -Vincent
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