|Re: [jgit-dev] Webmaster wants to get rid of Gerrit|
> On 15 Nov 2021, at 11:39, Han-Wen Nienhuys via jgit-dev <jgit-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:41 PM Matthias Sohn <matthias.sohn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> webmaster opened the issue >> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=577152 >> 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 > Gerrit? > > Any kind of migration (be it to Gerritforge or Googlesource.com) 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. We have some scripts to adjust the change numbers and server-ids: we could provide a PoC on GerritHub.io of what the repos would look like. The only important open point is the mapping of the accounts: - all JGit/EGit users would have to exist also on Gerrit-review or GerritHub (hence GitHub) - we need to create and apply the lookup map for the accounts - all accounts’ e-mails need to be aligned between Eclipse’s Gerrit and Gerrit-review or GerritHub Luca.
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