Re: Anonymous read-only access and Vcs-* [Re: Alioth status update, take 3]
On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 10:24 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 11-06-06 at 09:18am, Sven Hoexter wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 08:17:03AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2011-06-05 at 20:56:25 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > > The majority of published references to VCS repositories are URLs
> > > > for anonymous access. Also regular Alioth users will be more
> > > > aware of the Alioth reconfiguration than others, and will know
> > > > that they need to change the read-write/push URLs. Therefore I
> > > > think it is more important that the URLs for anonymous access
> > > > continue to work.
> > >
> > > I concur. In addition there's way less committers (with their
> > > respective clones, chekouts, etc) than current anonymous cloned
> > > trees.
> > In general I'd agree but I think it's too late now to switch back. I
> > for one already started to change Vcs-* fields, fix checkouts etc.
> > where needed. Other people did so aswell. My guess is that we're in
> > the middle of this nice epic chaos and switching back now would make
> > it even worse. On the other hand there are all these packages in
> > stable with broken Vcs fields now. Still not nice but assuming that
> > most contributions will be based on what's in unstable that might be
> > bearable.
> I think that switching back even when some have already adapted is still
> the best approach (if technically sensible to revert at all!):
> I don't mean to punish early adopters, but places with links difficult
> to change should in my opinion take priority
In particular all the Vcs-* links baked into stable are hard to change
at this point...
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