[Tile-serving] [OSM-dev] osm2pgsql and mod_tile have moved to git

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 17:08:16 UTC 2013

On 3 April 2013 16:10, Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> as many people seem to prefer using git over svn, we have decided to convert
> the master repository of osm2pgsql and mod_tile over to git.

That's fantastic news!

> Previously anyone who had an osm-svn account had commit access to the
> repositories and could submit patches directly to the master repository, and
> indeed people did take advantage of this (were forced to take advantage of
> this). After the move to git, this will no longer be the case. For the
> moment it is pretty limited who has push rights to the repository (Jon and
> myself for mod_tile, and Sahra, Brian and myself for osm2pgsql), but that is
> something that can be discussed and changed. Personally I am in favour of a
> fairly open policy and would be happy to see others have push rights as
> well.

This is great too!

> With that change I guess the bug tracking will also likely mainly move over
> to the github issue trackers, although track tickets on
> trac.openstreetmap.org now also get forwarded to the tile-serving mailing
> list. Therefore they should be noticed and dealt with as well, if you prefer
> to use trac.

I hope to see the issues moving over to github, in order to remove any
barriers to discovery for people working on the code. I find finding
osm2pgsql-related tickets on trac a lot harder than finding osm2pgsql
issues on github, to the point that in all the projects I work on, I
very rarely bother trying to find tickets on trac.

> As the new repositories live in the same location as previously the svn
> mirrors you will need to re-check out those repositories, as the history has
> been re-written to be a cleaner SVN conversion than the mirrors previously
> were. I hope that doesn't cause any trouble or inconvenience for people who
> have local forks of the previous mirror.

That's a small price to pay :-)

> Any comments or suggestions on the development process of these two projects
> are welcome,

For now, just my thanks for undertaking the work - it's really
massively appreciated.


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