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sr #109612: Ckose unused repos etc

Submitted by:  bendikker <bendikker>
Submitted on:  Sun 30 Dec 2018 06:38:17 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
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Fri 04 Jan 2019 05:11:12 AM UTC, comment #6:

The "cp-tools" project as documented on the home page for it has been incorporated into the GNU Classpath project. I would therefore not expect much to be there. Seems okay as is.

The "books" project does not have any mailing lists. Therefore the mailing list page says that and is otherwise empty.

There seems to be some confusion. Those are projects hosted by Savannah but they are not Savannah itself. Those projects have their own maintainers. For example if you think the "books" project should have a mailing list then you should contact their admin and ask them to create one for it. Contacting Savannah admins about them is the wrong place.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Wed 02 Jan 2019 02:19:17 PM UTC, comment #5:

For clearence. 1800 projects have a maillist page like this project at this moment: https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/books

bendikker <bendikker>
Wed 02 Jan 2019 01:08:25 PM UTC, comment #4:

https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/cp-tools

This is a prety empty project page, but it contains info, I by now will not call it empty.
It contains no link to an empty web repository:

http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/cp-tools/

Would it be possible for you to remove such web repos?

Maybe try to get you a global vieuw of what Savannah looks like now, if it where code, I guess one would say, that it needs a drastic cleanup.
Some projects do have maillists that they dont show, some projects have repositories they dont show. The information is still there, and I would like them restored and all empty repos removed completely from Savannah.

Try it yourself, just pick a range of hundred:
https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/
Some people will pick some, because the name will make them curious, what would they think?

bendikker <bendikker>
Wed 02 Jan 2019 06:53:37 AM UTC, comment #3:

I am a little confused by what you want to have happen. But if and only if you want to remove code from the repository then that will not be done because that is against the archive policy of Savannah. Savannah being a free(dom) software archive it doesn't matter if the project is currently active or not. All previously submitted code will remain available.

If you are asking about disabling the bug trackers that is up to each individual project maintainer as Ineiev stated. You would need to have the project maintainer disable the tracker.

If you are talking about project mailing lists then again that is up to the project maintainer. However usually those will be kept open in the case of inactive projects because it is through the mailing lists that someone may come forward to become active in and to maintain one of those inactive projects.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Mon 31 Dec 2018 07:29:24 PM UTC, comment #2:

This I replied to by mail (I put it here next time)

Thats just a standard term I use, I cannot count the x amount of small time
is wated.

It is just a bad habbit that I want you to change.

bendikker <bendikker>
Mon 31 Dec 2018 11:04:23 AM UTC, comment #1:

Repositories and trackers are created on request of package admins; basically, the way to disable them is to ask the admins of respective packages. That would take a considerable amount of time from somebody; what time do those unused things waste now?

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Sun 30 Dec 2018 06:38:17 PM UTC, original submission:

Is it possible to close unused repos etc.
For instance cvs, there are about 1900 used. about 635 unused.

An enormous amount have also unused items opened on there project page.

about 1300 used mail.
about 1800 unused mail, although a lot of them could ad their excisting maillist but dont or have removed.

That wastes a lot of time people could spend better elsewhere.

bendikker <bendikker>

 

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