git migration scheduled for 11 March 2014

Brian Wisti brian.wisti at
Wed Feb 19 05:12:27 UTC 2014

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to it!

Kind Regards,
Brian Wisti

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Mark Côté <mcote at> wrote:
> There were a few complications getting the mirroring script up today; we
> need a few bits of infrastructure tweaked.  I'll announce when it's
> running, hopefully by next week some time.
> Mark
> On 2/17/2014, 9:33 AM, Mark Côté wrote:
>> One correction: we will also be mirroring changes to the bugzilla/qa and
>> bmo/qa branches from git to bzr.
>> Mark
>> On 2/16/2014, 12:41 AM, Mark Côté wrote:
>>> Hi all, I got IT's go-ahead to perform the bzr-to-git migration of
>>> Bugzilla and related code from to on
>>> Tuesday, 11 March 2014, starting at 17:00 UTC.  At this time, all Bazaar
>>> branches on will be made read-only (aside from a few
>>> admin accounts), and the migration to git repos on will
>>> commence.  It should take around 1.5 hours to migrate everything, after
>>> which point write access will be enabled on the git repos for all users
>>> previously authorized on  A script will periodically
>>> mirror changes from git to bzr for all currently supported Bugzilla
>>> branches (4.0, 4.2, and 4.4).  Changes will not be mirrored for any
>>> other branches of Bugzilla nor any other related branches (extensions,
>>> misc, etc.).
>>> We will start mirroring changes to read-only repos on GitHub at some
>>> point (to be determined) after the migration to
>>> will remain the repository of record, meaning the only
>>> place to which changes should be committed by developers.  All
>>> mirroring, e.g. to GitHub and, will be unidirectional.
>>> We've already done one test migration; see  It
>>> was successful aside from some missed file deletions, resulting in extra
>>> files on a handful of git repos after the migration.  I manually deleted
>>> the superfluous files after migration, and I also fixed the migration
>>> script to account for this oddity in Bazaar's fast-export output, so it
>>> won't happen during the real migration.
>>> I would like to open up testing to all developers, starting with another
>>> complete, fresh migration, on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, around 17:00
>>> UTC.  To test the git-to-bzr mirroring script, we'll create a new
>>> branch, "migration-test", off of Bugzilla trunk and run the mirroring
>>> script on it after the migration.  We'll leave it running until the real
>>> migration, and I invite anyone with commit access to to
>>> commit changes to the test-migration branch on git and ensure that they
>>> are mirrored properly to bzr.
>>> The full migration and testing plan, along with other details, is at
>>> Mark
>>> Manager of the development team
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