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Re: [jgit-dev] Webmaster wants to get rid of Gerrit

On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:41 PM Matthias Sohn <matthias.sohn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> webmaster opened the issue
> since they want to get rid of Gerrit in favor of gitlab or github.
> I would personally prefer to continue using Gerrit for several reasons:
> I clearly prefer the commit-centric review style Gerrit implements over branch-centric PRs or MRs
> I don't want to lose all the invaluable review comments we collected during the last 12 years developing in Gerrit.
> Gerrit runs on JGit and we should eat our own dog food
> I am a Gerrit maintainer (so I am biased)
> What's your opinion?
> Options if we want to continue using Gerrit and webmaster doesn't provide it anymore:
> Take over the Eclipse gerrit instance on a project managed vserver at Eclipse and run it ourselves. That's how we started using Gerrit at Eclipse before the webmaster took it over.
> Move our repositories to a public managed Gerrit site. GerritForge signaled they would be willing to host a Gerrit instance for Eclipse.

Google has a large interest in the health of JGit, as it is the
foundation of Git/Gerrit hosting at Google. We would be happy to host
Gerrit for JGit development. What other projects are there that need

Any kind of migration (be it to Gerritforge or will
need some planning, as we'd likely want to carry over review history,
which requires some metadata rewrites, and the code to do this doesn't
exist yet.

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