The migration of the ageing Orekit development platform on a new server became urgent. We decided to take advantage of the opportunity to modernize our tools.
The first migrated component was the forge. From now on, Redmine is replaced by a self-hosted Gitlab instance:
A side effect is that a lot of url were modified, beginning with that of Git repositories. Further details available here.
The mailing lists provided a great service to Orekit community, but they are not flawless and the tools used to manage them and access to their archives are becoming outmoded. In the meantime, a new generation of forum managers emerged. More ergonomic than mailing lists, they have a nice and up-to-date web interface and they provide a better user experience.
So, we decided to replace our mailing lists by a forum powered by Discourse:
The mailing lists will be closed in the near future.
The migration is still underway. A new instance of our continuous integration tool (Jenkins) was deployed, but the jobs are not yet migrated on it because we are reshaping our approach of continuous integration:
After that, a lot of invisible but essential tools, like the mail server or the backup tool, will be migrated.News summary