Re: The get rid of thing (chapter 3)

> the last time I wanted to get rid of and it seemed
> that there's no problem getting rid of, but not of
> Well here's another try of mine to win over you:
> Homepage: is left as-is
> Downloads/GIT/Mailinglist: Move to Tuxfamily
> For GIT, we may rm all files and add a README with a link to the new
> repo in the last revision
> For the Mailinglist everyone who has an accounts gets a notice and is
> auto-unsubscribed from and auto-subscribed to the
> Tuxfamily ML.
> For Downloads I update the Freshmeat info, so everyone who subscribed
> to the FM pages knows what's going on.
> (and for all three obviously the wiki)
> BugZilla: … We may setup a simple bug-tracker on Tuxfamily, (they
> provide webspace and/or domainnames ("" also sounds
> interesting, doesn't it?)) like Trac or similar, but I don't know
> wether it's possible to copy data from BGO to our one.
> The only thing we *might* miss is the translation team, but there are
> only a handfull translators of them working on sawfish. Well we have
> enough users to work on the translations, translating is not a pain and
> if we all work together than that's not slightly a problem.
> For everyone who has read the sawfish-pager moved to Tuxfamily mail I
> guess I don't have to say that I'm a Tuxfamily fan. (I now have 3
> projects there now, including Sawfish-Pager)
> For everyone who hasn't read the mail:
> - We would then only use 2 services: Tuxfamily and Wikia and the later
>   is only the website, all development/support related stuff would be
>   available from one source, plus in theory we may also move from wikia
>   to tuxfamily, but that's not my intention, at least not before
>   everyone (everyone = every sawfish user) knows about our Tuxfamily
>   move. And then the content may be copied and Mediawiki setup.
> - Better control as I (and everyone I give the power) can control who
>   is allowed to do what. Say you first have to wait several days for
>   the GNOME guys to get an account, on Tuxfamily you simply create an
>   account, then we add you to the list and you simply login via ftp and
>   put your public ssh key as ssh_keys in the ftp-root, wait at the most
>   5 minutes and everything is fine. Also instead of branches we may
>   also setup split repos, say sawfishpager/pager.git is the main, then
>   sawfishpager/timo.git, sawfishpager/teika.git, though branches are
>   better at this point, but just to showcase the possiblities.
> And compared to SF they have a better webinterface/accessinterface than
> SF are faster, no redirection stuff, blah.
> Did I finally win over you, or not? ;)
> Chris

I think this is a great idea, having all services centralized to one
site. Having a one-stop-shop for all things sawfish would make
everyone's life much easier, so I would also support moving the wikia
website to the new location since I don't see any particular advantage
with wikia over tuxfamily.

What is I think important with an overarching move like this one is
that all traces are cleared up properly, i.e. all old locations and
services have clear, 2 feet high blinking red signs that say: WE HAVE
MOVED, THIS IS OLD STUFF, or better, having automatic redirects when
applicable. Otherwise all the stuff left behind will create the
impression of a fragmented and not well maintained community.


Psss, psss, put it down! -

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