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Re: alioth deprecation - next steps




On Tue, 17 Apr 2018, Bill Allombert wrote:

> 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.
You are the first one in two years mentioning this "needed" service. It can't
be that important than and it least for me its too late now. But feel free to
step in and provide a replacement. 

Alex