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Re: [RFC] source repository at Apache

From: Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:24:04 -0500

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> This request-for-comment is about our svn repository on the ASF
> hardware. There are two primary options:
>
> 1) svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/{trunks,tags,branches} -- this
> is the "big mother" repository with all ASF projects and 834k
> revisions in it
>
> 2) svn.apache.org/repos/$VAR -- our own repository, potentially
> running a custom server
>
>
> The ASF Infrastructure Team would mildly prefer (1), but would be fine
> if we want (2).
>
> There were several svn committers present at a meeting with Infra last
> Thursday to discuss these possibilities: cmpilato, dlr, gstein,
> jerenkrantz, jrepenning. The recommendation from those present is to
> go with the primary repository. This reco comes from a number of
> factors:
>
> * standard procedures for Infra. we'll never be forgotten
>
> * in one repository, we can shift code to/from other projects (e.g
> should our mod_* move to httpd?)
>
> * Infra is willing to run our release candidates on the main repos, so
> we don't need a special server for that. they're pretty much willing
> to run anything we ask for (alpha? beta?), but that obviously means we
> better be *damned* sure it won't lose or corrupt the repo :-)

This last bullet is compelling enough on it's own for me to favor option 1.

Paul

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