Due to this decision it’s not possible to login to this system anymore. Old bugs might be migrated to the GitHub issues, but it might take some time. Until then feel free to create new issue at the GitHub issues. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.
EDIT: fixed GitHub link, copy pasta fail, thanks @hnyman
wrong user? but to answer your question, yes i did read it. I'll look again in case i missed something. My comment is related to the wiki which suggests multiple issue trackers. This scenario is not unknown to large complex github projects.
I read the discussion and the votes, and i found some strong opinions for and against Github and some strong oppinions against Gitlab and they were all really interesting, but through reading the discussion it became not clear to me, why codeberg.org (GiTea) and todo.sr.ht (Sourcehut) were ruled out.
In the meeting notes from 20220118 they are listed as alternatives https://openwrt.ifw.cn/meetings/20220118, but the discussion during the vote never went into that direction, only a single participant mentioned it briefly. Were they ruled out at the meeting, or am i jumping to conclusions here? I wonder if there is something they could do better than github / gitlab ...
@ThiloteE Thanks for reading through the meeting notes! Sourcehut offers a very different workflow than other Git interfaces. Enforcing email usage to contribute did not seem suitable, especially since all community repositories work with GitHub PRs only. Codeberg/GiTea seemed a good candidate to become a new home of all OpenWrt projects, however we found at least three obstacles stopping us at this point:
They don't offer any pre-commit hooks on their server, which is fine but currently a requirement to ensure that every commit is signed off by the developer.
The Merge Requests requires isn't as convenient as the one on GitHub. We may look into supporting GiTea to improve that. However at this point this was an explicit complain of reviewers not to switch to GiTea
The CI is still in a closed testing stadium.
Me and @stintel (and hopefully some more users) will continue to evaluate Codeberg/GiTea and may eventually move everything. For now GitHub seem to be an okay compromise looking at usability and low-maintenance
Nobody wanted to host (and maintain) it since it's complex to do, additionally some developers found the web interface to be overloaded and slow. Our goal is to lower the number of services we maintain to focus on developing OpenWrt.