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Re: Gerrit, Git requirements, cooperation with others. was: git dangerous operations on alioth

On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 02:52:48PM +0100, Thomas Koch wrote:
> Hi Daniel et al,
> I'm also thinking a lot about how to improve Debian by improving our Git 
> tooling. Therefor I'm packaging Gerrit (#589436). But gerrit and its 
> dependencies is a big project...
> Now that Git slowly becomes the de facto standard VCS for Debian[1] 
> (resistance is futile) it might be time to review our setup and think whether 
> we could improve our Git infrastructure. Should we start a wiki page to 
> collect thoughts?
> [1] http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=751
> My thoughts are:
> - I'd like to have support for reviews (e.g Gerrit)
> - pull requests (e.g Gerrit)
> - I'd like continuous integration (triggered e.g. by Gerrit[2])

Gerrit's Jenkins integration is awesome. Verifying if a package still
builds and runs its autopkgtests after a commit would be a huge step
forward. Is that what you're after? Do you run a test system somewhere
for that already? Should we start setting something like this up?
 -- Guido

> - Easy for anybody to submit patches (e.g Gerrit)
> - A frontpage that doesn't take ages to load
> - Easier project creation without the need to SSH into alioth
> - regular fetching of the upstream branch from upstreams master
> [2] http://openstack-ci.github.com/publications/
> I was also thinking whether Debian should cooperate with other projects so 
> that the workload of maintaining such a setup could be shared. I started to 
> collect candidates for collaboration here:
> http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/OtherForges
> Best regards,
> Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro
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