[asterisk-dev] git migration update

George Joseph george.joseph at fairview5.com
Mon Dec 22 14:08:33 CST 2014

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Samuel Galarneau <sgalarneau at digium.com>

> Just wanted to update everyone on the git migration status and illicit
> some feedback on a few items.
> We setup an instance of Gerrit and Jenkins internally, imported the
> Asterisk testsuite into a git repo, and configured Gerrit and Jenkins
> together.
> A few issues and questions have come up in the course of setting this all
> up:
> 1 - merge history from svn has not been preserved, primarily due to the
> fact that we are missing svn:mergeinfo properties in our svn repo. The
> current plan is to use the various custom svn properties we do have along
> with log messages (the one I've looked at all appear to mention which
> rev(s) were merged in a given merge commit) to build a graft file and using
> git filter-branch to rebuild the merge history. Has anyone else run into
> this issue? Are there better ways to handle this?
> 2 - we have a few options as far as team branches go. We could configure
> user branches using refs/heads/team/${username}/* permissions in Gerrit to
> allow users to create branches. This would prohibit other users from
> pushing to a user branch, but they would still be visible. This would most
> likely involve reproducing some sort of automerge/autorebase process. The
> other option is to use github as another remote for team branches, with a
> remote pointing to Gerrit for code reviews. Is there a preference between
> these two approaches, or perhaps a better setup we could follow?
I don't think there's any need for you to host users' repos any more.   It
may have made sense for SVN but I don't think it does for GIT.  Let users
make their own arrangements be it GitHub or in my case, my own GIT

> Any input is welcome. Ultimately we want the process of contributing to
> Asterisk to be better than it is now so we need your support in determining
> what the best way forward is.
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