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Re: GNA is down...


From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: GNA is down...
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:18:40 +0100

Please do consider Mercurial. Its CLI  is slightly more friendly for new and 
for SVN users.

Regards,

Ivan Vučica
via phone

On 13. 2. 2012., at 10:53, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 11.02.2012 19:23, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> Gregory Casamento wrote:
>>> GNA is still down. I'm wondering if we shouldn't explore
>>> alternatives at this point.
>>> 
>>> In either case once it does come back I'm going to set up another svn
>>> repo locally that pulls the latest every day so that we always have an
>>> up to date copy of the repo.
>>> 
>> a read-only back-up server? thinkable. It would also offer an extra
>> back-up in case the hosting guys screw something up (remember the havoc
>> they did with savannah? )
>> 
>> I wonder if savannah could be set up for it.
> 
> GNA is still not working. I don't see the point of providing a read only SVN 
> repository somewhere else. At least at the moment we have almost up to date 
> packages, which users should prefer anyway. The problem as I see it is more 
> for developers not being able to commit back their changes. And here only a 
> distributed version control system can help.
> Up to now I have resisted this step, as it costs extra effort for all 
> developers to move to the new system. But not this step seems worthwhile as 
> it avoids the single point of failure that we have now. We still could have 
> the main git repository on GNA (If they offer it, this is hard to check at 
> the moment) and maybe a backup at Savannah. The big benefit would be that 
> even without these two servers we could keep on working and could set up a 
> new temporary repository for the exchange of our changes.
> 
> The Etoile people should have a lot of experience with git already. maybe 
> they even have some clever scripts to transfer the current SVN repository 
> into a git one. And most of all we would need a good tutorial to get old 
> fashioned developers like me up to speed with git.
> 
> Of course this change will have to wait until GNA is up and working again. 
> But at least we should make up our mind now while we cannot commit and most 
> work on GNUstep is stalled.
> 
> Fred
> 
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