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Re: A new GitHub organization for web-platform-tests

From: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 11:18:29 +0200
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
Message-ID: <39c9537a-e57a-c125-47eb-37189784a75f@gmail.com>
Even if https://github.com/web-platform wasn't taken yet, I don't think
it would be a great name given that the intention is to use it only for
testing-related repos.

HTH
Ms2ger

On 30/03/18 17:53, Mike Pennisi wrote:
> As long as we're brainstorming, what about https://github.com/web-platform ?
> This would allow for concise URIs like web-platofmr/tests and
> web-platform/dashboard. The name is in use, but we might have better luck
> reaching out to that person. Or is "web-platform" too imprecise?
> 
> 
> On 03/30/2018 06:20 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 9:18 PM fantasai
>> <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net <mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>>
>> wrote:
>>
>>     On 03/29/2018 09:34 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>>     > Hi web-platform-test pioneers!
>>     >
>>     > PLH and I are trying to figure out a way to improve the
>>     management and handling of the WPT project on GitHub and Travis. As a
>>     > consequence, I've been looking at a transition plan to move the
>>     web-platform-tests repo and related repos (at least
>>     > wptdashboard and wpt-pullresults) to a separate GitHub
>>     organization. This was occasioned by the Travis capacity problems
>>     we're
>>     > having (we represent around 55% of the w3c jobs on Travis in
>>     2018) and ensuring that the people most involved with wpt infra
>>     > can actually fix that, but there will be no doubt be more things
>>     like this as WPT as a project becomes more and more critical
>>     > to everyone's workflows. PLH has been looking at increasing the
>>     Travis capacity in parallel.
>>
>>     This makes sense to me. WPT has a different collaboration pattern
>>     than W3C specs do.
>>
>>     > The obvious choice for org name, "wpt", is not available, and
>>     attempts to reach out to that user have failed. No other
>>     > 3-character org names come to mind.
>>
>>     You could use more characters? :) w3test is available if you want it.
>>     (but https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt seems fine to me)
>>
>>
>> Ms2ger also suggested w-p-t, but if the lengths of URLs change at all,
>> then certain nuisances like rewrapping comments will happen, which is
>> why I didn't look very hard for longer org names :)
>>
>>     > One option is that https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests
>>     would become https://github.com/web-platform-tests/web-platform-tests.
>>     >
>>     > That makes the URLs quite a bit longer, so the other option
>>     would be to also rename the repo to end up with
>>     https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt.
>>
>>     I prefer shorter and less redundant URLs, personally.
>>
>>
>> Me too. Under the web-platform-tests org, sounds like wpt is the most
>> popular repo name suggestion so far.
>>
>> I hadn't really considered changing *both* the org name and repo name,
>> do you have a concrete combination that you'd prefer over
>> https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt?
> 
> 
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