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




On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Mike Gabriel wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> On  Do 26 Apr 2018 10:52:41 CEST, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 26 Apr 2018, Andrej Shadura wrote:
> > 
> > > On 26 April 2018 at 10:21, Alexander Wirt <formorer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > 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.
> > > 
> > > That doesn’t seem like a reasonable reply. What was announced is one
> > > thing, but the plans have to be adjusted to the reality, which is that
> > > you cannot switch off the VCS hosting by the end of May.
> 
> > It is. The plans were announced, I blocked the dates (I am even on vacation
> > for that) and the system is EOL with end of may. It will go down then.
> 
> Migrating Git repos from Alioth to Salsa is doable for most packaging teams
> in a day or two (the Javascript team migrated 1024 packages on one day)...
> 
> However, as one of the late bummers, I'd also love to have Vcs services
> available with read-only status for some more time. But, alas.
in fact they are read-only, just not directly usable. 

Alex

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