[llvm-dev] RFC: Move the test-suite LLVM project to GitHub?

Pete Cooper via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Feb 24 13:12:30 PST 2016

> On Feb 24, 2016, at 12:57 PM, Chandler Carruth via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Subject kinda says it all. Here is my rationale:
> The test-suite is really weird relative to the rest of the LLVM project:
> 1) It contains all manner of crazily licensed code.
> 2) We don't really care about the history at all. Any concerns around linear history or bisection are pretty much irrelevant.
> 3) We don't ever plan to have LLVM code move into or out from the test-suite
> 4) Its already big, and really should be much bigger. We shouldn't have incentives to keep stuff out of the test suite because of size, hosting cost, or anything else.
> For all of these reasons, and also because I'd like to see how well (or rather, how poorly) a service like GitHub actually works for the project, it seems like splitting the test-suite out of the current subversion repository and moving it there is the right call.
> When I chatted with folks on the board, this made sense to them as well, and I've made sure we have a reasonable LLVM organization set up on GitHub and all the board members are on it: https://github.com/llvm <https://github.com/llvm> (I think only my membership is public at the moment).
> There is still plenty to figure out about how to manage this on github,
Thank for pointing out this part.  We certainly need a discussion on how to handle a git repo, but that can be after others have chimed in on this post.
> but before doing anything else I just wanted to shoot an email and see if folks like this idea.
Sounds good.  +1 from me for all the various reasons you already stated.

> Thanks!
> -Chandler
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