[Proj] Migrate to github?

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Fri Mar 13 13:27:51 EST 2015


In my role as self-appointed maintainer, I became quickly aware that my brain had been poisoned by github's ticket and development workflow. I found myself rather hamstrung without it in the context of doing the proj 4.9.1 release.

I would like to migrate the proj Trac and Subversion instances, including all tickets, revision control, branches, and tags, to a github repository at http://github.com/OSGeo/proj and decommission them once there's sign-off that the migration looks good.

Unless I hear significant pushback *against* doing this, consider this message your notice that the effort is ongoing, and I will notify once a test migration is complete for people to look around. At that time I will then motion to switch over once folks are satisfied.

Note that this same migration was done in the past by Thomas Bonfort for MapServer, with a much larger Trac instance (which itself was preserved from a Bugzilla instance). It's annoying to have software survive multiple generations of bug tracking and revision control software, but I guess it's a good thing that the software is useful enough to warrant the migration in the first place.


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