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Re: Next steps for gitlab.debian (Re: GitLab B.V. to host free-software GitLab for Debian project)

On Tuesday 07 June 2016 08:46 PM, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Jun 2016, Pirate Praveen wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 June 2016 10:31 AM, Luca Filipozzi wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 10:19:48AM +0530, Pirate Praveen wrote:
>>>> On 2016, ജൂൺ 6 10:37:25 PM IST, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:
>>>>> Another prerequisite for d.o hosting is that it runs on a DSA-managed
>>>>> machine.
>>>> How do I get such a machine? Since Gitlab Inc, is sponsoring this hosting,
>>>> should we get a new machine and set it up as per DSA standards?
>>> I think you start by avoiding us having multiple different git-based services.
>>> I don't care which one (gitolite, gitlab) but DSA would prefer if there were
>>> only one to take care of.
>> ok. So I start this process by proposing to move to gitlab for
>> git.debian.org (Is there another process I should follow?). If someone
>> proposes an alternative (gitolite or something else), we will compare
>> the proposed options and decide.
> Ok, I should step in here. For some time I am in the process of setting up an
> alioth replacement for git.d.o. 

I have started a wiki page to compare gitolite and gitlab

Everyone please contribute there.

> I know that the process is far away from the point where it should be know.
> However the plan is still to move to gitolite. 
> I don't think that gitlab is able to replace git.debian.org in its current
> implementation. Given that gitlab is a monster given its huge number of
> dependencies is another point. I would really prefer to have something more
> simple than gitlab. 

Since we already maintain gitlab package in debian (currently in sid,
expecting to be released with stretch), I don't think huge dependency is
a problem, it will just use a bit more disk space. And for managing,
would more volunteers stepping up to maintain it help?

Also what specific features are missing from gitlab? Can you provide a list?

Does gitolite allow merge requests? How easy it is for a new contributor
to use gitolite? I think the merge request workflow is really the key.

> Alex - with his alioth admin hat on
> P.S. I am on vaction currently, so please don't expect fast answers

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