GSoC idea to setup Gitlab for Fedora Hosted, looking for mentors

Dan Allen dan.j.allen at
Fri Mar 9 19:31:45 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 22:43, ranjib dey <dey.ranjib at> wrote:

> I maintain the gitlabhq instance for our infrastructure, I'll be happy to
> take it up if you guys are ok. Setting up gitlabhq  is pretty easy, we
>  might have some plumbing work for importing the existing public
> keys/repos. Gitlabhq uses gitolite under the hood for repository
> management, so from a packaging standpoint its only the rails stack that
> we'll need to package and gitolite can have its own rpm.

Ranjib, that would be great! Would you be willing to play the role of
mentor? It sounds like it would be a good role since you have the right
expertise to provide guidance, and that way you would only need to check in
on the progress.

If so, feel free to add yourself on the page:

Btw, I talked to a few people who know the GSoC program and they agreed
that a proof-of-concept is sufficient for a project to be considered
complete. If you go further and get it all running on a production instance
w/ full cooperation from the infra & engineering teams, then bonus!

There is a chance that the project doesn't get matched up with a student.
In that case, then I would say you can just roll forward with the project
with whomever comes forward. We should know fairly soon, so waiting to see
how the cards fall shouldn't hold up getting started for too long.

I also want to mention that I heard back from the Gitlab lead. He said he'd
be willing to provide all the help we need to make this happen!!topic/gitlabhq/SQMDi-yyXmU

I suppose that means he would be willing to be a co-mentor.

Go git, go!


Dan Allen
Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat | Author of Seam in Action
Registered Linux User #231597
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