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Re: concerns about Salsa

On Mon, 04 Jun 2018, Thomas Goirand wrote:

> On 06/04/2018 12:29 PM, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> > GitLab is the right technology for us and a good improvement comparing to 
> > Alioth.
> > 
> > I think it is great that we've chosen GitLab as successor to Alioth but how 
> > would it make you feel if you were told that Salsa is not running on Debian?
> > 
> > That's how I feel... Specifically I'm concerned how GitLab is installed on 
> > Salsa.
> Hi Dmitry,
> I very much share your feeling, though there's one major blocker atm:
> the NEW queue. Pirate Praveen uploaded lots of node packages which are
> needed for gitlab, and it's still waiting for approval. Until that's
> done, then there wont be any up-to-date Gitlab package in Debian. And
> really, version 10.x is so much nicer than 8.x. Of course, not having
> 12.x in Unstable prevents it from having an official Stretch backport...
> At the same time, I have sympathy for both the FTP masters: that's A LOT
> of packages to review, and the Salsa admins: when they've set the Salsa
> service online, there wasn't all of this packaging available, and they
> needed it ASAP.
> Let's just hope that all of this goes fast in the right direction so
> that the situation is fixed.
Please don't expect us to ever switch to packages - that will not happen. 


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