[openstack-dev] [all][tc] How to deal with confusion around "hosted projects"

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Thu Jun 29 16:10:02 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-29 17:33, Monty Taylor wrote:
> On 06/29/2017 10:00 AM, Jimmy McArthur wrote:
>>> Thierry Carrez <mailto:thierry at openstack.org>
>>> June 29, 2017 at 9:54 AM
>>> Unfortunately, those pages just exist -- those hundreds of projects
>>> projects might be inactive, they still have git repositories and wiki
>>> pages. We could more actively clean them up (and then yes, adjusting the
>>> corresponding Google juice), but (1) we don't really have any right to
>>> do so unless we get permission (which is hard to get from dead
>>> projects), and (2) that's a giganormous amount of maintenance work.
>> It might be a giganormous amount of maintenance work, but it's the
>> only way you're going to properly fix the Google problem. You can
>> still keep the data archived, but I would change the link to something
>> like /inactive-projects/meteos, again with the proper redirects. And
>> again, updating the sitemap.
>> As far as github, if the project is legitimately dead, the repo should
>> be set to private.
>> Just because something is a lot of work doesn't mean it's not worth
>> doing :)
> When we retire a project, we land a commit to that project that removes
> all of the content and replaces it with a commit message that indicates
> that the project has been retired.

acl-config: /home/gerrit2/acls/openstack/retired.config

So, that's a current mark.

> We could probably add a flag to our projects.yaml file that is "retired"
> or something, that would cause the cgit mirror config to stop listing
> the project (the git repo would still exist and still be cloneable, it
> just wouldn't show up in the web listings)

> Since github for us is just a read-only mirror, I would not object to
> having that flag cause our automation to delete the mirror repo from
> github. Again, we would not be deleting any content, we would just be
> un-publishing it.

> I do not believe either of those would be much work- other than someone
> needing to go through and flag retired projects as such in projects.yaml
> - and I do not believe there are any downsides.

That flagging can be done quickly, see above.

> There is still the wiki- which is still a wiki.

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