@robocoder opened this Issue on March 28th 2011 Contributor

Instead of migrating svn to git, this ticket proposes we periodically (e.g., nightly) import the latest svn trunk to a remote hosted git repository, as a mirror.

  • some developers prefer git (e.g., several third-party plugins are hosted on github.com)
  • github.com boasts "social coding" and Piwik's strength is its community
  • this might reduce load on dev.piwik.org's svn (and saves us from hosting our own git repository)
@halfdan commented on March 29th 2011 Member

Setting up a git-repo (gitorious) is quite easy. Migrating to git would improve collaboration a lot, other developers will feel more comfortable contributing code as their name will not disappear in the commit history (git preserves the author).

SVN users could still use SVN through the git-svn tool.

Hosting everything on github.com will make it a lot easier to submit patches (pull request).

Only mirroring the repo on github won't make this possible as it always needs someone mergin in the changes from a pull request + commiting those changes back to svn (and the original author of the patch will again go into the void).

@robocoder commented on March 29th 2011 Contributor

Let's treat this as a first step. Mirroring svn in git has the least impact on the current workflow of active committers, build scripts, continuous integration, and Trac performance.

We can re-evaluate migrating our repo later. For example, if we see a lot of pull requests with commit-ready patches.

@halfdan commented on March 31st 2011 Member

I've setup a mirror for piwik on Github and added vipsoft as second owner. The repository is updated every 30 minutes.


vipsoft: I also pushed tags now.

@mattab commented on April 1st 2011 Member

halfdan thanks! is it ready to be used? is the sync SVN->GIT automatic every day?

I guess now we should advertise it on the site and close this ticket.
How could we maximise chance of users seeing this and suggesting patches etc ?
Also can you please add mattab as admin?

@robocoder commented on April 1st 2011 Contributor

I've added mattab as a project owner on github.

Before we close the ticket, are there any thoughts on:

  • move the syncing process to one of our servers (e.g., dev6)
  • handling pull requests
@mattab commented on April 4th 2011 Member

I think it would make sense to have the syncing process run on dev.piwik.org itselg, except if it is really CPU (or disk) intensive and lasts for a while, but it shouldn't be...?

@halfdan commented on April 4th 2011 Member

The initial import takes about an hour. From then all the updates are pretty fast.

@robocoder commented on April 4th 2011 Contributor

I haven't found the source of the svn2git rebase problem, but I did see a related pull request for a patch in a fork of svn2git.

@robocoder commented on January 20th 2012 Contributor

Can we close this ticket? Or do you want to run halfdan's script on the dev.piwik.org box?

@mattab commented on January 25th 2012 Member

if halfdan maintains his working it's all good.. if not we could run it on our server if it's easy

This Issue was closed on July 26th 2012
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