Gentoo Archives: gentoo-project

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] utilizing GH functionality that Gentoo infra does not provide
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:55:59
Message-Id: YkNIOS5E7gSH1cOk@vapier
1 starting a dedicated thread for
4 GH provides a lot of functionality for free that Gentoo infra does not cover.
5 these are particularly useful for projects that are used beyond Gentoo.
7 * release management (e.g. distfiles hosting)
8 * CI runs (e.g. GH actions)
9 * Projects for task management
10 * possibly even Discussions since it'll provide a clear/scoped space for
11 non-Gentoo users & devs. Gentoo forums are huge and require custom accts,
12 and mailing lists are huge and a bit restrictive old timey.
14 this is all orthogonal to the git content itself (objects, branches, tags,
15 etc...). those should remain in the read-only clobber mode that exists now.
17 there is no downside for Gentoo here. it's all functionality that can be
18 had for free, does not introduce any risks, and many devs are already using
19 GH heavily for Gentoo projects -- albeit, they don't do it under the Gentoo
20 umbrella, they fork it into their own personal space and maintain it there.
21 we shouldn't be forcing devs & projects away from Gentoo for such basic
22 functionality.
23 -mike


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