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Migrate AWB away from SourceForge?
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Sourceforge has been getting some bad press as of late, and tbh, being on Sourceforge gives us very little.

Should we stay or should we go?

The only thing we really use on it is their svn server, but that's incidental. Going to open a bug about moving to Git too for vcs; moving to wmf gerrit/github would hence therefore fix this bug also...

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Reedy created this task.Jun 1 2015, 11:26 PM
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Reedy added subscribers: Reedy, Magioladitis, Rjwilmsi.
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Is there anything any of us can do to help with this? This doesn't seem like something we can do much to help you with but if I'm wrong let me know and I'll do what I can.

Josve05a moved this task from Backlog to Other stuff on the AutoWikiBrowser board.Jun 2 2015, 7:44 PM
Reedy added a comment.Jun 9 2015, 3:54 AM

Is there anything any of us can do to help with this? This doesn't seem like something we can do much to help you with but if I'm wrong let me know and I'll do what I can.

I think the decision just needs to be made that this is something we want to do. And that all current developers are ok with git, see also T101053

I've been mirroring the SVN repo to https://github.com/reedy/autowikibrowser on an adhoc basis. I think I might want to create an AutoWikiBrowser "organization" on github if we went that route, and then move that repo from my ownership, to the global

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Reedy added a comment.Jul 18 2015, 7:46 PM

I'm leaning very much towards this. SFs sketchy behaviour as of late, and also the amount of downtime. I think it's about time

I think we only need to really get @Rjwilmsi to confirm he's ok with git (or ok to learn). If we grant push access, we can use it roughly like SVN, but have PR on github too...

If migrated to GitHub, I would be able to fix quick and dirty typo mistakes in the interface and easy fixes like that. I'm all for that alternative!

Concur, and as with @Josve05a, I would also be willing to help out.

Reedy added a comment.Jul 31 2015, 7:16 PM

We need to decide if we use github, or we use WMF gerrit (or even Phabricator)...

grin added a subscriber: grin.Sep 30 2015, 1:46 PM

As a sidenote: migrating all the eggs of the whole world into one basket of github seem to be a bad long-term strategy. I'd say doing it independently should be preferred.

Josve05a changed the status of subtask T101053: Switch AWB from SVN to Git? from Open to Stalled.Oct 31 2015, 7:52 PM
Josve05a changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Oct 31 2015, 7:57 PM
Josve05a triaged this task as Low priority.
Reedy added a comment.Apr 21 2016, 9:46 AM

T133095 is another hint in this direction. They've broken the download urls...

So, we'll be downloading AWB from gh-pages now? (the manual path i.e)

It is excellent idea. On git i can make changes, on svn i can not. To awb is on git, i would solve several tasks.

Reedy added a comment.EditedAug 27 2017, 11:50 PM

It is excellent idea. On git i can make changes, on svn i can not. To awb is on git, i would solve several tasks.

Patches are welcome, even whilst still on SVN

Is this done / a duplicate of these: T101053, T102427? Also can you post the link for the github or git repo link @Reedy?

Reedy added a comment.Aug 31 2017, 8:46 PM

Is this done / a duplicate of these: T101053, T102427? Also can you post the link for the github or git repo link @Reedy?

No

T101053: Switch AWB from SVN to Git? could be done without moving away from SourceForge.

T102427: Re-migrate AWB svn repo to git? has the repo link https://github.com/reedy/autowikibrowser - The task is about whether I re-do the export from scratch to fix a few little issues