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Re: alioth deprecation - next steps

On Tue, 17 Apr 2018, Bill Allombert wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 01:00:56PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > as you should be aware, alioth.debian.org will be decommissioned with
> > the EOL of wheezy, which is at the end of May. The replacement for
> > the main part of alioth, git, is alive and out of beta, you know it
> > as salsa.debian.org. If you did not move your git repository yet,
> > hurry up, time is running out.
> > 
> > The other important service from the alioth set, lists, moved to a
> > new host and is now live at https://alioth-lists.debian.net [1].
> > All public list archives moved over too and will continue to exist
> > under the old URL.
> What about the most basic service, the download page ?
> (like <https://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group_id=101016>)
> According to 
> <https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth#Deprecation_of_Alioth>
> there is no equivalent on salsa.
> git tags are not a suitable alternative because true release tarballs
> include files generated by autotools (among others) that are not in
> git, and git tags tarballs are not signed (signed tags is an different
> concept).
> This unfortunately makes salsa unsuitable as a project homepage.
Create a gitlab-ci job, build your files and provide them under a gitlab
page. So you are wrong, salsa can work as it.