[sane-devel] Alioth deprecation

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Mar 23 23:49:44 UTC 2018

Hi Laura, list,

Gerhard Jäger writes:

> Dear Laura,
> Thank you for the information and thanks to Olaf we're already in the
> process of moving to gitlab: https://gitlab.com/sane-project
> Although not all issues we have with the movement are solved, the
> project is on a good way.

And just how good you can see in the burndown chart and issue lists at


The main issue we still have is with issues, pun intended.  Migrating
our Alioth Tracker Items[1] has turned out to be a bit cumbersome but
I'm making good progress with a website scraper to at least fetch all
Tracker Item content before Alioth goes off-line.

 [1]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/ops/issues/10

Allan has requested our mailing lists to be migrated and I rsync the
project's home directory just in case.

> On 20.03.2018 at 09:38 Laura Arjona Reina wrote:
>> Hello SANE developers
>> (Please CC me, I'm not subscribed).
>> Thanks for working in making scanning easy!
>> Yesterday I happened to be in the need of downloading and compiling
>> sane-backends in a Debian box, and realised that you (upstream
>> project) use Debian's Alioth for the development management (repos,
>> mailing lists, bug tracker, maybe more).

For what it's worth, I did update our website to point to the GitLab
repositories and issues.  If you find anything wrong in that area,
please submit an issue at


Anyway, thanks for letting us know!  And hope this helps,
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