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Re: [Alioth-staff-replacement] alioth deprecation - next steps




On Thu, 26 Apr 2018, Andrej Shadura wrote:

> On 17 April 2018 at 13:00, Alexander Wirt <formorer@xxxxxxxxxx> 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.
> >
> > ## decommissioning timeline
> >
> > 01.05.18:  DISABLE registration of new users on alioth. Until an improved SSO (GSOC Project, see [2]) is ready, new user registrations
> >            needed for SSO services will be handled manually. More details on this will follow in a seperate announcement.
> > 10.-13.05.18: darcs, bzr and mercurial repositories will be exported as tarballs and made available readonly from a new archive host,
> >               details on that will follow.
> > 17.-20.05.18: During the Mini-DebConf Hamburg any existing cron jobs will be turned off, websites still on alioth will be disabled.
> > 31.05.18: All remaining repositories (cvs, svn and git) will be archived similar to the ones above.
> >           The host moszumanska, the home of alioth, will go offline!
> 
> Could the steps including taking VCS repos offline be offset by at
> least two months? There are too many packages not yet migrated to
> Salsa or to Git in general, and completing that by the end of May is
> putting too much pressure on the maintainers.
Nope, we announced that months, if not years ago.

Alex