[Rd] R-Forge > GitHub?

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom prod@y@e@com
Wed Jun 26 18:58:59 CEST 2019

       Thanks to Duncan, Lionel and Henrik for their quick replies. I 
have further questions:

             1.  Will GitHub automatically transfer the commits I made 
to R-Forge in the past couple of days?  R-Forge is now at Rev. 420, and 
GitHub is still at 418.  Will 419 and 420 be automatically mirrored onto 
"https://github.com/rforge/ecdat" sometime in the next 24 hours or so?  
Is there something easy I can do to force that update?

             2.  Is there a way to make this GitHub version the master?  
It currently says it is a 'Read-only mirror of "ecdat" from r-forge 
SVN.'  I can probably change "r-forge.r-project.org/projects/ecdat" so 
I'm the only one authorized to make changes there and then stop 
committing changes there.  However, before I do that, I'd want to make 
sure I can commit directly to the GitHub version, etc.

             3.  How can I make myself the owner and a contributor for 
the GitHub version?  I'm a "Project Admin" on the R-Forge version, but 
currently no one can make any changes to the GitHub version except via 
R-Forge.  There must be a recommended migration process.

       I could create a separate version of this package on GitHub, but 
all the history would be lost.

       Thanks again,
       Spencer Graves

On 2019-06-26 10:35, Lionel Henry wrote:
>> On 26 Jun 2019, at 17:25, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
>> R-Forge is mirrored on Github; see https://github.com/rforge/ecdat, for example.  That shows 418 commits in its history; presumably that's the full R-forge history.  I think that's newer than Michael Friendly's gist.
>> So I suspect (but haven't tried to do this) that migration now is as simple as doing a Github fork to your own Github account, and then basically forgetting about the R-forge stuff, or deleting it (and I don't know how to do that).
> I think it's better to avoid the Fork button in this case, because forks are
> treated specially in the Github UI. In this case you'll want your repo to
> appear as a main repo, and not a fork. AFAIK the only way to unfork a repo
> is to ask the Github staff to do it.
> So instead of forking, use the "+" button on github.com and select
> "Import a repository". This supports both git and svn repos.
> Best,
> Lionel

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