openwhisk-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Michael M Behrendt" <>
Subject Re: Moving forward with repositories
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:05:25 GMT
it;s true that no repo will break per se -- however, given how we're 
working, we have a strong dependency against zenhub for organizing our 
work. so if there is no zenhub, it would break our dev workflow

From:   Jason Lengstorf <>
Date:   12/21/2016 01:52 AM
Subject:        Re: Moving forward with repositories

I can't respond to anything else, but ZenHub is just a convenience for
development. It makes it easier to see what's going on with issues at a 
but it's by no means required. (At least, not for the 
repo. I can't speak for other repos specifically, but no repo will BREAK 
ZenHub ? it's a GitHub add-on.)
That being said, ZenHub is also free for open source projects:

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 4:40 PM, Daniel Gruno
Comments inline...

On 2016-12-20 23:15 (+0100), Felix Meschberger <> wrote: 

> Hi all


> Given misunderstandings on what it means to be able to stay on GitHub we 
not ready yet to transfer repositories from the GitHub OpenWhisk 
organisation to
the GitHub Apache organisation thereby renaming the repositories according 
the naming conventions.


> The inhibitors for moving quickly basically are:

> - Custom developer processes for pull requests

What specifically is the concern here? If infrastructure knew the 
specifics, we
could discuss what you need and how we may solve it.

> - A number of business critical CI/CD processes

This should ideally have no bearing on a vendor-neutral FLOSS project, 
'business' means something different here. Can you elaborate on this?


> Particularly reconfiguring the CI/CD process will take some time.


> Yet, we understand the desires and policies of ASF to properly manage 
source code repositories. 


> In the interest of moving forward, the proposed high level plan is:


> (0) Create a documentation page on commit and contribue processes

> (as proposed by Matt along the lines of Cordova’s Contributor

> Guidelines [1])

> (1) Transfer the repositories to the Apache GitHub organisation

> and setup required mail notifications for commits/pull requests

> and issue updates

Setup is handled by infrastructure on adoption of the repositories. The 
is to route commits to commits@openwhisk and PR/Issues to dev@openwhisk 
issues@ if you have such a list)

> (2) Fork the apache/incubator-openwhisk-* repositories to the

> OpenWhisk organization under their previous names:

> (2a) Repositories are read-only

> (2b) Repositories are synced from their fork source

This would remove any redirects that would otherwise be in place, but 
your prerogative :)


> User processes have to be adapted as soon as the repositories have been


> Technical process should be adapted to the new processes within 3 weeks 
the transfer of the repositories (unforeseen difficulties to be 


> With the transfer the wikis and issues are transferred as well. For 
Wikis this
is not a big deal. For issues, there are two things to consider:


> (a) how do we deal with bots reacting to issue events ?

> (b) how do we deal with Zenhub boards ? Can we live without them for a 

Can you explain what Zenhub boards are, and how they play into the 


> Ideally we would start implementing this plan over the holidays so that
repositories are ready and in place after that. According to Greg Infra is
staffed to work on this.


> @Greg: Would it be an option to have the read-only forks in the old 
for a certain time ? Markus Thoemmes is an admin of the current 
available this week.


> @Project: Would that work for you ?


> @Markus Thoemmes: May I ask you to work with Greg to do the necessary ?


> Regards

> Felix


> [1]


  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message