[libvirt] official libvirt mirror on github?

Aline Manera alinefm at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 22 12:50:51 UTC 2015

On 22/05/2015 09:20, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 05/22/2015 03:33 AM, Peter Krempa wrote:
>> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 21:34:25 -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> Anyone considered setting up libvirt*.git mirrors on github? Given the
>>> popularity of github these days, IMO it's unfortunate we don't have an
>>> official mirror on there.
>>> As far as the actual mirroring though, we'd probably need to set up hooks on
>>> libvirt.org to push new commits up to github, there doesn't appear to be any
>>> better way than that.
>>> Thoughts?
>> I'm worried that once we have a github clone that is described as
>> official it will motivate people to send code via github pull requests
>> rather than via the mailing list.
> Yes that t seems to happen with many other projects that don't use
> pull-requests. However it's easy to catch these: libvirt committers can just
> 'watch' the github repo and get email notification when there's pull-request
> activity (I wish there was a way to send these notifications to a mailing list
> but github doesn't have native support for it:
> https://github.com/github/github-services/issues/804)
> That said I think pull-requests are still an opportunity to get new
> contributers, if we react quickly and point them at the mailing list and tell
> them they don't even need to subscribe, just git send-email it.

Recently I found the Go project uses an easy way to inform contributors 
pull requests are not supported.


Just my 2 cents. xD

>> I don't object to the mirror though, we just should make it obvious that
>> it's read only and that we certainly don't accept any pull requests.
> We can add a disclaimer at the top like libguestfs uses. pull-requests will
> still come in though
> - Cole
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