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Re: alioth deprecation - next steps




On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:10:56PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> 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. 

This is a very convoluted and resource-heavy process, and this does not
solve the signature problem (a gitlab-ci job cannot create the signature
file without the private key).

I do not think this is a solution.

Cheers,
-- 
Bill. <ballombe@xxxxxxxxxx>

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