As known, the Git transition is happening. More and more projects are moving to git.kde.org. All the infrastructure is in place and working fine. But we have a small feature request still open.
To convert a project from SVN to Git, you have to write conversion rules. To write these rules and test the conversion you need to have the complete SVN repository on your local computer. Even if you only would like a small contained project like RSIBreak to switch to git, you need to rsync the whole repository.
The size of that repository is currently 65GB, this is a real problem for a lot of our contributors. They can not download this repository with their ADSL connection. If you have a 2mbps internet connection which you can use 100% and calculate 0% overhead, this will take you 70 hours, 31 minutes and 46 seconds. That’s basically unacceptable and blocking the transition to Git.
So, our plan is to provide a server on which all our registered developers can login, which is completely setup to write the rules and has the SVN repository downloaded and kept up to date. This way all the developers can log in to that server and start working on the rules instantly.
But currently we don’t have a server which we can use for such an isolated purpose. Ideally we would like a (perhaps virtual) machine with something like 100GB free space with some fast access times to the disk, as that 65GB will be searched through frequently. Also a good processor makes things more enjoyable. We are hoping data centers, commercial virtual server providers or some friendly distributions are prepared to donate some resources to us.
If you have hardware available for us, please drop by #kde-sysadmin on freenode, or sent me a mail (toma at kde ). Ideally we would like to have two or three servers available for this project and we only need it for a year or so. Please help us, help KDE!