At the final steps of the migration, ohwr.org users were informed throug the following note and subscribers to mailing lists were sent this note
Ok, what should I do after the site is migrated?
Very little. After ohwr.org comes back,
go to the login screen by clicking the 'Sign In/Register' button.
do not try to login with your current credentials: that will fail!
click on the 'Forgot your password?' link in the login screen. A
message with a link to reset your password will be sent to your
registered e-mail address.
What happened to mailing lists?
Maintenance of a full mailing list server proved to be extremely costly;
we have reduced manpower to keep the site up. After much reflection on
the best way to communicate among members of the community, we decided
that setting up a discussion forum would be the best alternative. Not
much is lost, as you can still receive updates via e-mail by subscribing
How can I keep being notified by ohwr.org forums ?
The topic you were subscribed to (for instance, white-rabbit-dev) is
now a category within the Discourse space of
Note (see attached
the top rightmost button in the interface, right next to the 'New topic'
button. You can select there the amount of notification you will get
whenever something is posted in the category.
What about my mailing list subscriptions? How do I login into forums.ohwr.org?
The procedure is really similar to the one described in the above
answer. Your e-mail address (the one you used to subscribe to mailing
lists) will be already registered in the forums.ohwr.org system.
Click the 'Login' button to access the login screen.
There, by clicking on the 'I forgot my password' link you will get
an e-mail with a password reset link.
Again: what happened to my subscriptions? I want to get e-mail notifications. What should I do?
Let us imagine you want to get notifications about the category white-rabbit-dev. The steps are very simple:
There, you can select the level of notification intrusiveness with which you want to be notified by e-mail
What happened to my Git repository references?
Git repository reference URLs have changed, as it is not possible to keep them as they were in the former platform.
This implies that you will be submitted to the (hpefully minor) inconvenience of changing remote references in
your current working copies.
For example, my working copy of spec-sw has the following remotes:
If you use submodules, you deserve what you get 😄.
More seriously, the change of repository URL risks breaking absolute submodule references. If at any commit in your repository, you have a submodule ref with one of the old URLs as address part, your build will fail.
To avoid this scenario, we have tried our best to keep mirrors of the old repositories at the same URLs as before. These are read-only, non-pushable, volatile copies that are kept for backward compatibility of submodule references only.
This is the least horrible way we have found till now to keep unbroken builds in case old repository URLs (and commits) are referenced. In particular, remote URLs with intermediate path components other than /project/ are certain to be invalid for any other purpose than the uses former submodule references gave to them.
If this sounds terrible, it is, but the sentence at the beginning says it all.