The Adam Jackon of the red hat is announced on the websiteThe plan for X.Org to start migrating to GitLab. Before the early May,FreeDesktop.org announced that its next project repo will gradually migrate to GitLab.At that time, administrator Daniel Stone sent e-mail to indicate that Wayland and Weston had been migrated to GitLab.
Then, at the end of May, Mesa started as part of the FreeDesktop.org project.Migrate to GitLabNow the latest FreeDesktop.org main project X.Org is also turning to GitLab for deployment.
For FreeDesktop.org, the reason for hosting the code to GitLab is that the aging of some infrastructure has taken up some maintenance costs, and GitLab provides a good integration solution for bug reports, CI, and code hosting, in addition to being able to manage FreeDesktop.org projects more easily through volunteers. You can also use the more modern user interface provided by GitLab to complete the operation. It is easy to expand and can better meet the needs of other projects.
FreeDesktop.org is an open source / open discussion software project for desktop interoperability and sharing technology for X Window systems. The most famous X desktops are GNOME and KDE, and GNOME has been completely migrated to GitLab.
Adam said that the project migration is to sort out some old codes routinely and decide which drivers should be moved. With regard to the way of cooperation after the migration, Adam says he is more likely to stop using the mailing list and expect most X components to take this idea, in his view, because most of the X components lack active maintenance, and a rare patch can be easily drowned out in a dense mail list. It also makes the approval status of tracking patches difficult.