Lazarus changes

Martin Wynne

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@graeme @Alistair Ward

Hi Alistair, Graeme,

I have received this message. I don't know if it is significant for T3.
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The Free Pascal and Lazarus teams are in the process of switching to Gitlab to manage their source code and issue reports.

In order to lower maintenance of their own infrastructure, a hosted solution
has been chosen, and an open source license was granted to the teams.

You can see the current progress at:

https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org

2 subgroups have been made:

https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org/fpc
https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org/lazarus-ide

Several test conversions of the SVN history to a Git repository have been
done, with ever improving results. All repositories will be switched to git.

A program has been written to convert Mantis bug reports to Gitlab issues;
it is very complete, and all available info will be converted.
You can see (partial) conversion results on the above projects.

The date for the final conversion has been established as the weekend of
17/18 July. People that wish to report bugs after that will have to create a
gitlab account in order to do so. (Those with a github account can normally
also use that account to log in with gitlab, see the gitlab login page.)

The conversion program will attempt to convert existing bugs using the
account of the new gitlab user. To map your gitlab user name (or ID) to the
mantis user, we ask that you file an issue in the mantis project of the
current bug-tracker, assign it the category gitlab, and set the summary of
the bug-report to your gitlab account name or ID number (not both!).

All accounts that can be collected in this manner by 17 July will be used in the final conversion.

All necessary information to connect to gitlab will be collected in the FPC &
Lazarus Wiki. Several pages have already been set up:

https://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_git
https://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_git_concepts
https://wiki.freepascal.org/SVN_to_GIT_Cheatsheet

These pages will be updated with the correct URLS when the final conversion happens.
The FPC & Lazarus websites will also be adapted with new instructions.
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cheers,

Martin.
 
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graeme

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Bangkok
Hi Martin,

Thanks for this.

I do not think it will have any direct impact on us, as far as I can see, but is good to know, and for me personally a welcome move, as I am more familiar with GitLab(/GitHub - same same) than Sourceforge.

Graeme
 
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Martin Wynne

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Location
West of the Severn UK
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Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
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graeme

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Bangkok
No, not guilty. It looks like an interesting idea - though has not been active for quite a while. 😞

The name is just a spooky coincidence. :eek:

Cheers,

Graeme
 
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