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github/collective started as an experiment in October 2010. Many Plone developers have joined since then, which definitely shows that development using git is gaining popularity amongst Plonistas.

"Rules" on github/collective

  • Every member gets Github's Pull and Push permission to all repositories.
  • Each repository has owners (team of repository owners) which have Administrative rights to it.
  • Abuse should be reported by opening a ticket in the repository.

How to get access

How to manage permissions and repositories

Process Overview

Permissions are stored in permissions.cfg file in repository.

  1. Fork the repository to your account and then
  2. edit the permissions.cfg. If you're done
  3. commit, push and create a pull request.

We scheduled a script that runs every 10min and checks for differences and updates them.

Inside permissions.cfg file you have a list of teams and repositories. Team are sections starting with team: and repository is a section starting with repo:.

Instructions on editing permissions.cfg

Push access

Add yourself to the contributors (or any other team) Find the section [team:contributors] and insert your github username in alphabetical order.

Please not use the button on github website to create new repositories, otherwise the admin team has to edit the permissions.cfg file manually because of your laziness

Create a new repository

Add a new section in alphabetical order:

teams = contributors
owners = MY_USERNAME
Fork an existing repository

In order to fork from another github user or organization add a new section:

teams = contributors
owners = MY_USERNAME
Not owner anymore?
You created a repository in past and now you are not owner anymore? Add yourself to the owners = of the existing repository section.

TODO: script does not set owner the person who forked project or first committer

How to migrate a repository from

Code in the Plone Collective Subversion or in the Plone Archetypes Subversion should be migrated to the Github collective if it is still used and development happens.

If youre not the maintainer of the repository contact the current maintainer before. If unsure ask at the plone-product-developers mailing-list.

Follow the steps below for migration.

  1. Add the project as a new repository to github collective as you would do for a new one. Once the pull-request was accepted and the repository created go on with step two.
  2. On your machine use svn2git to migrate on your local machine (follow also the links in there). Unfortunately Plone Administrators can not provide an authors file (mapping from user-names to e-mail addresses) for privacy reasons.
  3. rename the trunk of the existing repository to OLD-trunk and place a MOVED-TO-GITHUB.txt at top level of the project in svn. Add a line with the url to the repository to the file.
  4. Some housekeeping
    • Rename README.txt to README.rst, update to reflect this change,
    • Update links in README.rst to point to Github project
    • Update links on product page to point to Github repository
    • optional: send a mail to the plone-product-developers mailing-list and additional/optional tweet about it, write a line at IRC, if worth write a blog post, ... to notify the community about it.

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