< Neon
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The Neon Git repositories are at http://packaging.neon.kde.org

All KDE contributors can commit to neon* branches or repositories under neon/ directory, it will reject commits to other branches.

They are clones of the repositories used by Debian pkg-kde team http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-kde/. Any commits made to a Debian pkg-kde repository will be pulled into Neon Git immediately.

Add this to ~/.gitconfig

[url "git://anongit.neon.kde.org/"]
    insteadOf = neon:
[url "[email protected]:"]
    pushInsteadOf = neon:

and clone with:

git clone neon:plasma/khotkeys

Anonymous Access

If you don't have a KDE account you can still clone the repo at

git clone git://anongit.neon.kde.org/plasma/khotkeys


The repository neon:gitolite-admin has gitolite setup, hooks and hook server for those with admin rights (kde sysadmin does).

neon-hooks/pre-receive is a hook to check the branch can be committed to

debian-hooks/debian-to-neon-post-receive is a hook for debian pkg-kde git repos to call the neon server on updates

server/neon-fetch-request-server.py is an XML-RPC server run on the neon server which is called by the debian hook and fetches updates

sync-repos-from-debian.py checks for all the repositories on in debian pkg-kde and adds any missing to neon. This gets run nightly on Jonathan's server embra.

It uses gitolite3 on weegie.edinburghlinux.co.uk, a server used by Neon and Kubuntu and administrated by Jonathan Riddell and KDE sysadmin.

Web interface is cgit.

Settings up new repositories

To set up a new repository it is nice to make it first on the Debian server so the syncing is already set up and Debian/Kubuntu packagers know to use it.

  • Ask someone with access (Jonathan etc) to ssh git.debian.org; cd /git/pkg-kde/place-to-put-it; ../setup-git-repository <new-repo>
  • Then wait 15 minutes while the website for git.debian.org syncs the new repo
  • Then run ./sync-repos-from-debian.py (just tell Jonathan to run it on his embra server)
  • Make a Neon/unstable branch on the neon git repo and get a Jenkins admin to run pangea-tooling jenkins_jobs_update_nci.rb

The Set Up

  • neon:gitolite-admin has hooks in .gitolite/hooks/common which are symlinks to neon-hooks/ that get added to new repositories
  • .gitolite/hooks/update is the normal hook from gitolite that does whatever gitolite needs
  • neon-hooks/post-receive pings jenkins to start a new build
  • neon-hooks/pre-receive rejects pushes to non-neon branches and sets up remote to Debian if it exists
  • neon/website and neon/releases.neon.kde.org have a post-receive hook to update their websites (no longer used for websites at least)
  • sync-repos-from-debian.py is run nightly on an external server to sync any new repos from Debian pkg-kde (probably no need to be external user, it does need to ssh into the server to remove repositories)
  • cron on the gitolite server runs bits to restart the servers and run the check scripts:
* * * * * /usr/bin/flock -n /tmp/server.lockfile /var/lib/gitolite3/neon-fetch-request-server.py
* * * * * /usr/bin/flock -n /tmp/gitdaemon.lockfile git daemon --reuseaddr --base-path=/var/lib/gitolite3/repositories /var/lib/gitolite3/repositories
20 3 * * * /var/lib/gitolite3/check-symlink-repos.py
40 3 * * * /var/lib/gitolite3/check-repo-remotes.py

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