August 31, 2015 posted by Thomas Klausner
If everything goes as planned, the pkgsrc-wip CVS repository will be converted to git and hosted on NetBSD.org by end of September.
In July we cleaned up the repository so it can be converted easily; since then we've been working on the infrastructure and details of the conversion.
The main tasks are now finished. We have set up a server for it which hosts a preliminary git conversion (on wip.pkgsrc.org) of the CVS repository, created a mailing list for the commit messages, pkgsrc-wip-changes, and prepared a list of authors for the conversion.
We've also provided a conversion of pkgsrc-wip based on data from July so that it can be tested on (nearly) live data. If you are interested in beta-testing the setup, send a suggestion for a username and an SSH public key to me. Details on how to test are on the NetBSD wiki but will probably change some more over time.
We still need help for the conversion: if you are or were a wip contributor, please let me know by September 15 what name and email to use for the conversion from CVS to git. This conversion will not be done again, so after that date, the commit data will be final.