[tc] Project repository namespaces

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Mar 19 13:59:17 UTC 2019

On 2019-03-19 14:52:41 +0100 (+0100), Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Jim Rollenhagen wrote:
> > [...]
> >     Of those 3 options, (2) is a community-oriented view (openstack or not
> >     openstack), (3) is a developer-oriented view (organized by project
> >     teams, which really only matter to developers), and (4) is a
> >     user-oriented view (organized by what users are looking for).
> > 
> > This makes sense in general, but we're talking about git repositories
> > and only git repositories.
> > 
> > Who looks for git repositories most often, users or developers? :)
> Developers, of course. But developers can easily find their way to the
> repository that they want to see. While users or first-time developers might
> get confused by a hierarchy defined after how work is organized rather than
> the result of that work.
> But I get your point... we should definitely not make the hierarchy "weird"
> for developers and contributors. If (4) really is too alien, maybe (2) is
> the right trade-off.

To reiterate, the namespaces and repository names in Gerrit/Gitea do
not have to 1:1 match their counterparts on external services. We
can totally have team-oriented namespaces in OpenDev but functional
namespacing in places like GH and BB. But perhaps that too would be
Jeremy Stanley
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