Moving svnbook repository [and tracker [and wiki [and discussion]]] to Google Code

Blair Zajac blair at
Wed Sep 24 12:13:09 CDT 2008

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Here's the situation.  Today at we have all the tools we need
> to run this open source project.  We've got the repository, an issue tracker
> (Trac), wikis (Trac, MoinMoin), a mailing list (Mailman), etc.  Sadly,
> though, the tracker and primary wiki are effectively closed to
> non-committers (you can't edit without an account, and you can't get an
> account without manual administrator intervention).  And committership is
> still managed by hand edits to htpasswd files and such.  Finally,
> itself has had some reliability issues over the past few months
> that -- while seemingly resolved at the moment -- could crop up again
> unexpectedly.
> It's this last point that (I believe) is Fitz's primary concern.  It's the
> previous ones -- specifically the inaccessibility of the issue tracker and
> wiki -- that are mine.  A migration to Google Code of the repository, issue
> tracking, wiki, etc. is believed to be a solution to all those problems.
> Fitz originally indicated that if he didn't hear dissent, he'd undertake
> this migration, so technically your chance to speak up has come and gone.
> But Fitz is short on time, so he's handed off to me on this.  And as this
> will affect not just the book authors but all the translation teams as well,
> I wanted to make doubly sure that folks were in favor of (or at least
> indifferent to) this change.

Not that I commit to the book, but +1 for the move for those reasons.

> Also, as a secondary matter, there's the question of the mailing list.  Do
> we continue to use svnbook-dev at, or should we move discussion to
> svnbook-dev at (which the former forwarding mail to the
> latter)?  I really like the web accessibility of Google Groups, especially
> since I'm not a mail hoarder.  Finally, I'm betting that we'd get better
> spam protection from Google Groups than we have now (which is easy, since we
> have none).  But do others have a preference?

Is there a way to import all the mail from the mailing list into Google Groups?


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