Just curious. I'm not a developer.

But what will happen to Gerrit? I remember one comment of Rasterman years
ago that he fell in love with Gerrit. What will the migration mean to
Gerrit?

2018-08-10 15:09 GMT-03:00 Mike Blumenkrantz <michael.blumenkra...@gmail.com
>:

> Hello,
>
> For some time now, everyone in the community has been expressing
> significant dissatisfaction with the current project management software,
> Phabricator. A number of individuals have proposed switching to Gitlab for
> various reasons.
>
> Some will recall that recently all of the FDO infrastructure migrated from
> Phabricator to Gitlab thanks in large part to an incredible, hand-crafted
> migration script authored by notable open source figure Daniel Stone. While
> this script was not exactly what could be used to migrate our own
> infrastructure, it gave me an idea.
>
> Thanks to a low-pay intern who just graduated and whose name I don't
> recall, work began to modify the original FDO migration script and update
> it to handle various features exclusive to our usage of Phabricator. Thanks
> to generous hosting provided by the basement of the intern's parents, I was
> able to review the work as it progressed to see if it would be worth
> showing to the community.
>
> Weeks have passed, and now, thanks to many sleepless nights and long
> weekends that this devoted intern spent doing devops work, I was able to
> provide justification for more robust hosting and acquire a cloud service
> to host an official proof-of-concept for a Gitlab migration:
>
> https://gitlab-prototype.s-opensource.org/
>
> Some notes:
> * This is read-only for now
> * User creation is disabled, don't bother trying
> * Issues with their comments have been imported
> * Patch submissions have been imported (the intern screwed up some of the
> early imports so there are a few patches without the diff inlined)
>   - Comments on patch submissions cannot be imported because Phabricator
> has no API for retrieving comments on patch review
> * Wiki pages are not imported since some decision-making is required
>
> As is easily noticeable, not all projects have been imported by my intern.
> Importing the repo takes some time on its own, and then running the
> migration script takes a variable amount of time on top of that depending
> on the size of the project (EFL was estimated to take 10+ hours to fully
> import).
>
> Wiki pages have not been imported. On Gitlab, a wiki is project-specific
> and so it is impossible to do a 1:1 copy unless we decided to stick
> everything onto a specific project. We would have to decide how we want to
> do this.
>
> If we decided to switch to Gitlab, there would be a number of questions
> that need to be answered:
> Q: How do we migrate?
> A: Gitlab cannot accurately mirror all of Phabricator, it can only do a
> one-time migration of projects. This means we would at some point lock phab
> and then begin migrating, likely over a weekend for the major projects with
> the remainders being added later.
>
> Q: What happens to phab?
> A: We would likely want to keep phab in read-only mode for a while after
> the migration since all the migrated tickets/patches will provide links to
> it. We can later evaluate if we need to keep it running.
>
> Q: Where would this be hosted?
> A: The provided link here is a cloud service which will be funded for the
> foreseeable future. At present I am very strongly opposed to hosting this
> anywhere on the existing EFL infrastructure since it has been impossible
> for anyone to get access to any part of the server or to have tasks
> reliably handled in anything but a random and notification-less manner. A
> community project cannot have infrastructure which is unable to be
> accessed, managed, or maintained by the community which is using it.
>
> Regards,
> Mike
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