Moving to GitHub: Status Update, Action Required

Clemens Lang cal at
Mon Oct 24 10:34:58 PDT 2016


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 06:50:47PM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Is that true also for any other email we used prior to becoming
> committers?


> Can new emails be added later?

Yes, but you'll have to relogin.

> How exactly does it work when people enter multiple emails? (Judging
> from, say #37017, I guess that whenever I was assigned as the owner of
> the ticket with my old pre-committer-email, that would now be replaced
> with my github handle.)

All email addresses you add will be replaced with your GitHub account.

> One thing I'm confused about is that whenever I'm listed as a reporter
> or in CC, my name would be replaced by all the three data (my macports
> handle, my full email, my github account), while the tickets where I'm
> the owner only contain my macports email. Tickets where the owner has
> been assigned later contain full info about that owner. I didn't
> investigate too closely yet.

I could not find any tickets assigned to your email addresses. Maybe you
checked before the migration ran?

> May I suggest creating a clone of the port repository on GitHub (in
> whatever state it is now) and let it serve as a playground for testing
> different strategies of pushing, using pull requests, merging,
> properly rebasing, merging several commits of a pull request together,
> editing pull requests by non-committers (when a pull request needs
> just a tiny bit of fixing: will that be one commit or original commit
> + edits by "committer"), ...

You can do all of that in a fork of the repository.

> It would help a lot if we had at least some idea how we want to
> proceed after the official switch. And some "grace period" to test
> what we want to do and what we want to avoid. Some playground for
> people that are new to git & and github wouldn't hurt either.

Proposals for rules are very welcome. Feel free to start a wiki page so
we can have a discussion. Also note that any testing can easily be done
in a fork of the repository.


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