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

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:19:24PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 02:43:56PM +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> > 
> > The top 10 teams with packages in SVN are:
> > 
> >     347 Debian Med Packaging Team <debian-med-packaging@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> This number contains possibly 150 packages that *could* be migrated -
> provided somebody wants to take the time for some unproductive work.
> However, we intentionally do packaging of new R CRAN packages in SVN
> since in this case packaging is brain dead simple and we keep only the
> debian/ dir and not the upstream source in VCS.  This is a sensible and
> established workflow and currently there is no short term plan to change
> this.

Keeping only debian/ in git is supported by gbp as well (see
--git-overlay). AFAIK It's not that commonly used so there might be bugs
lurking and features lacking but it might be worth a try in case there
is some momenturm for moving to git.
 -- Guido

> In short:  There is no doubt that Git is the better VCS but spending
> developer time simply to switch lots of packages from an old VCS to a
> modern one has zero effect on users desktops and has no high priority.
> Kind regards
>        Andreas.
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