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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:40:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver by Rich Freeman
Rich Freeman posted on Tue, 29 May 2012 21:55:04 -0400 as excerpted:

> So, what is the big issue? Is there something not being tracked, or is > one of those items a lot harder than it looks?
I'd suggest that it's like openrc stabilization. The biggest problem with it is that it's a BIG job, and the simplest solution is to simply have someone commit to it, with full council *priority* backing, and push and push until it's done. There *is* one huge don't-do-it-that-way lesson to take from the openrc stabilization, tho: Get the documentation in place BEFORE "throwing the switch". I'm still not sure what happened with openrc. The documentation bug was a blocker... until it was the last one and then suddenly it went live without proper upgrade documentation, or that's the way it seemed from here, anyway. The fact that we had essentially no doc- project to work on the documentation was unfortunately a problem, the one guy still trying to hang on in docs so backlogged and burnt out that it was about hopeless, action time stretching toward infinity, but swift coming back on board dramatically improved that situation so at least it shouldn't be an infinity blocker, now. But really what that means is that whoever ends up taking charge of that final push, needs to be prepared to learn gentoo's docs CSS definitions and do it themself, if it comes to that. Meanwhile, the positive takeaway from the openrc stabilization is that someone suitably determined, along with council backing and everyone else rowing the same way where their little part of gentoo comes into contact with the job at hand, goes a long way! Of course, there's a much larger infra component to the git migration, so either having that someone being an infra person, or at least having someone from infra have the time and be willing to work closely with them, is going to be critical. But again, given a council "*priority*, let's move on it!" decision, I'd at least /hope/ that's not a blocker. -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman