Poll: when to migrate code to the new server?

Christian Stimming christian at cstimming.de
Tue Jan 21 15:51:58 EST 2014

Am Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014, 10:54:19 schrieb John Ralls:
> On Jan 21, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The new-code server is just about ready for migration.  I've got most of
> > the services already installed and tested, (although some less vital
> > services have not been fully tested yet).
> > 
> > My main question is when to migrate?  One thing to keep in mind is that
> > the new server will not support subversion (except in a read-only
> > fashion so existing trac URLs will work).  This means that once we
> > migrate the 2.4 series will be dead, unless we upgrade the build server
> > to handle 2.4 from git.
> > 
> > Migration will require downtime, probably a good 4 hours (or more) in
> > order to make sure data isn't changing as the migration occurs.  I've
> > pre-copied most of the data already so subsequent rsyncs should be
> > faster.  But then I'll also need to test everything to make sure it's
> > working, and I'll have to migrate/upgrade mediawiki by hand.
> > 
> > So this is a long-winded way of asking when we think 2.4 will be
> > completely done and when I should schedule the migration?  I know 2.6.1
> > is planned for this weekend, so I'm assuming it'll be at least the
> > following week, so maybe the weekend of Feb 1-2?
> As far as I’m concerned 2.4.15 was the last release. Feb 1-2 is fine with me
> for conversion.

Same here: Conversion is good. Feb 1-2 is good. Feel free to go ahead :-)


> I *strongly* encourage anyone still using subversion to clone a git repo
> now. Come here for help. You don’t need to set up git svn, just get a repo
> cloned and start playing with making changes, creating private branches,
> merging with master, using git log, trying out a GUI interface, etc. so
> that when subversion goes away you’re not locked out while you learn to do
> all that stuff.
> Cloning URLs and basic instructions at http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git
> The most excellent book *Pro Git* is freely available in various electronic
> versions and translated into many languages (html only) at
> http://git-scm.com/book; the english man pages are at
> http://git-scm.com/docs.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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