The Fedora Docs team is starting the process of moving repos from the fedora-docs namespace on Pagure to GitLab. We’re making this move in order to take advantage of features like improved in-browser editing and cross-repo kanban boards. This move will be entirely transparent to the docs published at docs.fedoraproject.org. However, if you are contributing to one of the repos in this namespace, you’ll need to update the git remote.
We expect you have questions, so we’ll try to answer them ahead of time. If you have additional questions, please ask on the #docs tag in Fedora Discussion.
No. This only applies to the repos maintained by the Docs team. Other documentation can be stored wherever the team sees fit. So long as it’s a publicly-accessible git repository, the site can pull from it. We currently have teams using Pagure, GitHub, and GitLab.
We’ll be moving repos one-by-one over the next few weeks. If there are particular repos you’re interested in, you can check the status from the GitLab migration board.
We’ve decided to take this opportunity to declare bankruptcy. Some issues and pull requests will be addressed prior to moving, but we will not migrate anything left open. Pull requests can be re-submitted once you’ve updated the git remote.
If you’re the maintainer of a repo in the fedora-docs namespace on Pagure and don’t think it should move, please let us know. It can be migrated to another namespace on Pagure or it can be left as-is. We’re operating on the assumption that repos in the fedora-docs namespace are “owned” by the Docs team. If that’s not a valid assumption, we’ll work with you.
First, we’ll copy the repo to GitLab. Next, we’ll update the staging website to use the GitLab-hosted repo. Once we’ve verified that all is well, we’ll update the production website. The issue tracker on Pagure will be set to read-only and we’ll update the README file. We will leave the old repos on Pagure for a time in order to catch old links.