[OpenWrt-Devel] Moving all feeds to OpenWrt GitHub organisation

Jiri Pirko jiri at resnulli.us
Sat Aug 16 04:06:47 EDT 2014

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 09:08:08PM CEST, champetier.etienne at gmail.com wrote:
>2014-08-10 20:14 GMT+03:00 Florian Fainelli <florian at openwrt.org>:
>> Hello,
>> Le 10 août 2014 09:44, "Etienne Champetier" <champetier.etienne at gmail.com>
>> a écrit :
>> >
>> >
>> > Le 10 août 2014 18:18, "Stefan Monnier" <monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> a
>> écrit :
>> >
>> > >
>> > > > It would be great to have all feeds in one place, on GitHub.
>> > >
>> > > I think making oneself dependent upon a commercial company
>> > > without paying it (i.e. without leverage) would be a mistake.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >         Stefan
>> >
>> > We use git, the day github closes, or asks for money, or ..., we move.
>> We dont depend on github, we use it while it's there (and free).
>> > In the mean time it helps getting the job done
>> >
>> > Also paying is no leverage, a contract can be but there are always half
>> million clauses, and in the worst case scenario they pay you one month back
>> We already have an infrastructure deployed which is much wider than the
>> services offered by github. Surely we had our own administrative issues
>> with those machines but they have been sorted now and the process is much
>> stronger.
>> At this point, I don't think we would be getting any advantage of using a
>> 3rd party service, but that's just me.
>> >
>> > Etienne
>You are talking about openwrt.org, that's down right now  :)
>I'm only talking about the feeds here, the core should stay where it is,
>and nobody can offer you buildbot.
>My point is github is way more user friendly, and i think it's good to have
>more people involved on the feed part.
>The only must have feature of github is the pull request, but that really
>helps people contribute, and good luck to offer PR like on openwrt server.

Well, I believe that there are many people that don't use the github PR
and in fact, they hate to work with that. Me included. Unfortunatelly it
cannot be disabled on github. I know it's "cool" but I prefer working
with patches the old fashion way, by emails.

>About openwrt trac, you should:
>-disable anonymous posting (useless, counterproductive, ...)
>-grant more "write" access (packages maintainer, ...)
>-allow the author of an issue to close his issue

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