[owncloud-devel] Mirall-repo renaming

Boris Ribalkin ribalkin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 13:11:51 GMT 2014


Would it even better to also rename owncloud/core repo to owncloud/server?
On Dec 9, 2014 8:04 AM, "Daniel Molkentin" <danimo at owncloud.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> as some of you may already have noticed, we have renamed the mirall
> GitHub repository to "client". The new URL is
> https://github.com/owncloud/client. Here is a short FAQ:
>
> Q: Why did you rename the repository?
> A: The application started out under the name "Mirall", but the
> application is known as the ownCloud client for most of its existence.
> We are merely reflecting this chance, hoping to put an end to confusion
> from non-technical users
> (https://github.com/owncloud/client/issues is a much more logical place
> to look out for).
>
> Q: Won't this break a lot of infrastructure and links?
> A: No, GitHub has added working redirects for both Git and HTTP(S) URLs
> during the move.
>
> Q: Why are the transifex repository and (daily) source snapshots are
> still called 'mirall'?
> A: Because we have not renamed them yet. We will once our infrastructure
> has been adopted.
>
> Q: Why 'client'? Wouldn't 'desktop' be more descriptive?
> A: Possibly, but 'client' is a reserved name in the CLA. Since we don't
> want all our contributors to sign a new CLA, we went with this name.
>
> Q: What other chances have been made?
> A: We also reorganized the code into libsync (common library), gui (the
> GUI client) and cmd (the command line client). We have also renamed the
> "MIrall" namespace.
>
> Q: Will this cause difficulties in rebasing my 1.7-based branch to master?
> A: It might, but we still think the much cleaner structure outweights
> the merge problems. If you have any trouble merging your branch, find me
> on IRC (#owncloud-client-dev)
>
> Cheers,
>   Daniel
>
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