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Re: Want to make salsa advertise contact and source code details [and 1 more messages]




On Fri, 25 May 2018, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Quoting my own other mail for more context:
> 
> Ian Jackson writes ("Re: Want to make salsa advertise contact and source code details"):
> > Alexander Wirt tells me that that feature is "EE only", ie AIUI
> > that the Gitlab company have kept that feature proprietary.
> > 
> > That means our choices are:
> ...
> > (ii) Implement the footer as a hardcoded change, where the footer is
> >    not configurable but is simply in the source code to our version.
> > 
> > (iii) Leave things as they are, with no references to what the service
> >    is, who runs it, how to report issues, and to its source code.
> 
> Alexander Wirt writes ("Re: Want to make salsa advertise contact and source code details"):
> > Its not a matter of free software, but a matter of us having to
> > support those patches - which is something we don't want to do.
> 
> I don't understand what "support" you think my proposed change
> ((ii), above) would need, that would be too difficult.
Every patch you have is a pain in the ass. You have to adapt and support it
for every version.

> I don't know how often you update from upstream but I doubt the merge
> conflicts will be frequent or difficult, and if it's a simple
> statically-determined footer then there are few moving parts to go
> wrong.
at least twice a month. 


> Can you point me to the source code for Salsa's gitlab instance,
> please ?
https://salsa.debian.org/salsa/gitlab-ce

Alex