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Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth?

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:38:41PM +0200, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> I wonder...
> The problem here is about fusionforge only, in fact.
> If we were to move git (i.e. the vast majority of its usage) to another
> place, and took down fusionforge (i.e. no more guest user management), I
> do not think there is a reason to shut down the rest.
> SVN could stay there, with viewvc and everything, and let packages and
> project migrate whenever they need something not provided by old-alioth
> (f.e. direct contribution from a non-DD that won't be possible without
> fusionforge running to create its user and dealing with groups).

I assume that you mean a read-only dump of all the old CVS repos, which
could be hosted on a newer-than-wheezy machine?

> @tille: please have a look at pkg-haskell and their DHG_packages
> repository.  I've never interacted with it, and I find it highly
> unusual and non-standard that I doubt the usual tooling can deal with
> it, but it might of ispiration about how to deal with R packages
> maybe?

I /believe/ that the reason we have the monolithic DHG_packages is
because we frequently have to upload every or almost every Haskell
package at once (e.g. bump all build-deps to use new ghc and upload to

I don't think it's because the workflow for packaging any given Haskell
package is very simple, which was what Andreas mentioned w.r.t. R.

Sean Whitton

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