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Re: [Xen-devel] xenbits GitHub mirror?

On 27/01/16 09:45, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 11:26 -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>> On 1/26/16 10:55 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2015-12-19 at 14:51 -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>>>> All,
>>>> Now I'll start off by saying that "no" is a perfectly acceptable answer
>>>> to this suggestion. Basically I remember at the Xen Developer Summit a
>>>> few people mentioned it being nice if people provided a git tree where
>>>> their branches were available for testing. I was just thinking it might
>>>> be easier for third parties to do that if there was an official Xen
>>>> Project mirror of the main repos on xenbits on GitHub and people could
>>>> fork that repo and make their branch available. Just a thought.
>>> If forking the repo significantly easier than just creating an empty one of
>>> your own and pushing to it? Is the parent repo "important" in some way in
>>> the GH world? (Given that, as George says, we are unlikely to accept
>>> contributions via GH pull requests etc).
>>> Ian.
>> Its not easier or different. I just remembered from the Xen Developer
>> Summit that a few people complained that a lot of the patch series
>> posted to the ML really should be available as a repo because they were
>> quite large and hard to review. I see this comment come up over and over
>> on the ML myself as well so I was just trying to lower the barriers to
>> people doing that. I know the reason people don't isn't technical so
>> this isn't really a technical solution but I figured this is more a
>> social thing. GitHub has the ability to mark a repo as a mirror and not
>> allow pull requests or issues, which is what I would recommend. I'm just
>> looking at improving the community aspect. I could create an
>> organization called "xen-mirror" and get it setup and turn it over to
>> the Xen Project.
>> Again, I'm fine with an answer of "no" here. Just trying to pitch out
>> ideas to solve what some see as an irritation.
> I don't think you need anybodies permission to do this if you think it will
> be valuable.

If there is going to be an official github mirror, then it should be
part of github.com/xen-project rather than hosted by a random developer.

FWIW, I am +1 for setting up infrastructure like this, but lets do it

Lars: Thoughts?


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