[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] GitHub anyone?

Richard Smith via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 1 12:29:04 PDT 2016

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Renato Golin via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> On 1 June 2016 at 17:02, John Criswell <jtcriswel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Do you have a set of volunteers lined up to do such a migration? Getting
> > people willing to do the migration will obviously be key, and that was
> the
> > one thing I didn't see in the original email.
> Hi John,
> Well, first we need to know if people are in favour, then if the
> migration won't bring any serious problem, and then we can think of a
> migration plan. :)
> So far, it seems people are mostly in favour, with a few that reported
> being locked into SVN. I had anticipated that, and have proposed
> GitHub's SVN integration, which allows read-write access, so it should
> be mostly ok. We need more tests on that side to be sure, though.
> The biggest problem we're facing right now is how to sync the repos.
> The existing llvm-repos format with all projects as sub-modules seem
> to be a good candidate, but I still haven't seen a consensus on how
> we'd do that.

Is it possible to set up a post-commit hook for each child repository that
commits the new child repo's head into the corresponding branch of the
parent repository? Does anyone have experience with doing that on github?
That would seem to give the workflow that we want.

About the migration plan, most people seem to agree a step-by-step
> process is necessary. So, first we move to git-only, possibly with
> sub-modules, then we move to GitHub/Lab/BB, then we move Phab to
> GitHub merge requests, etc.
> Regarding volunteers, I haven't yet asked around yet, but I'm sure we
> have enough interested people to help. If everything else fails, I'm
> more than happy to do all of that myself. Though, I'd have to learn a
> lot more about sub-modules than I know today, which is effectively
> nothing. :)
> cheers,
> --renato
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