imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Oct 14 23:28:00 UTC 2020
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:09 PM Gordon Bergling <gbe at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:02:45PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:57 AM Gordon Bergling <gbe at freebsd.org>
> > > On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:44:56AM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:42 AM Gordon Bergling <gbe at freebsd.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > regarding the upcoming switch from subversion to git. Is it planned
> > > that
> > > > > svnweb.freebsd.org is kept alive?
> > > > >
> > > > > There are numerous sources on the web where this host is
> referenced for
> > > > > commits.
> > > >
> > > > That's the plan for the foreseeable future, but some years from now
> > > may
> > > > turn it off.
> > > >
> > > > Warner
> > >
> > > Thanks for the good news. Since the source repository has a history of
> > > nearly
> > > 20+ years, I would recommended that we keep that CNAME for at least
> > > period
> > > of time alive. Maybe a static version, so that we don't have to keep
> > > whole subversion infrastructure intact.
> > >
> > To be fair, it's only 12 years of SVN data (prior to that it was CVS) and
> > we'll be retaining all the history in git with revision numbers, so we
> > might be able to do a redirect after we retire. When we did the CVS ->
> > cutover, CVS was gone within a couple of years (I don't have the exact
> > timeline handy).
> > The data will be available for sure. We'll do our best to make sure the
> > links work, but if that proves to be too difficult, we may drop them. The
> > svn server will run for a few years still, at least to the end of 12.x
> > branch.
> > Warner
> Oh, okay, as far as I can remember FreeBSD was using subversion, I wasn't
> aware of the CVS history. If the service is getting retired a little script
> could be used that translate the URI parameters (of the subversin revision
> numbers) to the new github frontend. I could write this script if nobody
> steps up.
That would be awesome. Many hands make the light work, as they say.
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