[U-Boot] [ANNOUNCEMENT] Switching to gitlab.denx.de

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Jun 17 14:42:09 UTC 2019

Hello everybody,

as discussed before, we want to switch from the old git server to
more powerful soft- and hardware.  We will move the U-Boot master
repository and all custodian repositories to gitlab.

The new URLs for cloning will become


for the master repository and


for the XXX custodian repo.


	a) These are the Web URLs, from where you also can clone.
	   Feel free to add a ".git" to these URLs.
	b) SSH access for the custodians is available under
	   git at gitlab.denx.de:u-boot/custodians/u-boot-XXX.git
	c) git:// access is not available yet; this depends on the
	   URL rewrite rules and DNS changes and will be added later
	   - ASAP, see below.

The switch will take place as follows:

1. We will create user accounts for all custodians at gitlab.denx.de
   You will receive an e-mail notification with your login
   credentials. We will start with this this afternoon (CEST),
   so if you have not received such an e-mail by tomorrow morning,
   please let us know.

2. We will block your SSH keys on the old git server, thus
   effectively turning the custodian repositories into read-only
   mode.  Custodians will not be able to push any new stuff to the
   old repositories any more.

   This phase will start when all custodian repositories have been
   created, but in no case before  12:00 p. m. (noon) CEST.  the
   next steps will follow as quickly as possible, ideally only a few
   minutes later.

3. The old repository will be cloned to the new gitlab server.  This
   should not take long.  We don't expect any long interruption.
   You wanted to have another cup of coffee anyway :-)

4. The custodian can resume work using the gitlab server, as soon as
   he can "see" his repository there.  Tom should already be
   prepared to pull from the gitlab repos.

5. After all custodians have been moved, URL rewrite rules will be
   activated, and the DNS will be changed, so that the old URLs
   will still be working, though only for read-only access.

   Note: this last step is the most error-prone one.  It is likely
   that the rewrite roles are incomplete at the beginning, and/or
   incorrect for a few special cases.  Please be patient and report
   such errors with enough detail to reproduce, then we will fix

6. Everybody is happy.


OK, at least that's the theory.  If there are problems please let us
know (me and Harald <hws at denx.de>) and we will do our best to fix
the issues as fast as possible.

Thanks, and please keep your finger's crossed.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

DENX Software Engineering GmbH,      Managing Director: Wolfgang Denk
HRB 165235 Munich, Office: Kirchenstr.5, D-82194 Groebenzell, Germany
Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
When choosing between two evils, I always like to take the  one  I've
never tried before.                     -- Mae West, "Klondike Annie"

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