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Re: [gpsd-dev] Upcoming migration to GitLab

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Upcoming migration to GitLab
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:57:41 -0700

Yo Fred!

On Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:39 -0700 (PDT)
Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, 18 May 2019, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> [...]
> > We have a plan to fix this.  It's to gradually migrate the project
> > to hosting on GitLab and use GitLab pages for the Web stuff,
> > installing a redirect at my personal site.  
> Long overdue IMO.  An important benefit (as has already been pointed
> out) is to support contributions via merge request, instead of the
> tedious and error-prone patch-via-email approach.

Things go faster when people volunteer for tasks...

> There are some pros and cons of GitHub vs. GitLab, but none is
> terribly strong, so if GitLab has been chosen, so be it.

I think M$ is a terrible negative for GitHub.

> > Step 1: The GitLab mirror at stops
> > being a mirror and becomes the official repo.  Devs will need to
> > have GitLab accounts and to do this:
> >
> > git remote add origin address@hidden:gpsd/gpsd.git  
> That's a simplified forkless version, which I don't think should be
> the recommended approach.  Whenever a change is sufficiently complex
> and/or sufficiently controversial, it's a good idea to have some form
> of code review, and the MR mechanism provides a reasonable framework
> for doing so. Just because someone *can* push a change directly
> without review doesn't always mean that they *should*.

Sadly MR's have been a pain for NTPsec.

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