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Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta

On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:06:17PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > Or more precisely it was a design flaw from the beginning which was
> > > intended to be cured with the workaround of annonscm and now it seems
> > > even this will be broken for no good reasons.
> > if you think so, you have now idea. 
> > Please propose a solution for reusing the name without breaking renamed and
> > not yet migrated repos. 
> Have a "redirect-url" file in the .git directory of the repository? That
> can then be used by the anonscm web configuration to send a proper 301
> response to the HTTP client. That way, nobody has to maintain a single
> map and individual developers can tell the infrastructure where the new
> repository lives.
> For bonus points, make this be something that can still be added to
> after alioth is shut down/made read-only, so that the
> "anonscm.debian.org" permanent name can also be used for repositories
> that are newly created on salsa and never lived in alioth to begin with.
> > Of course you are now one year to late. 
> It is never too late for a fix of what is a seriously problematic issue.
> I'm willing to look into the details of doing this if you're happy with
> the proposal.
I am almost done with the map thing. And to be honest, alioth is slow enough.
I really don't want to add anything new.