"GitLab plans to automatically delete projects if they've been inactive for a year and are owned by users of its free tier." says The Register.

"GitLab is aware of the potential for angry opposition to the plan, and will therefore give users weeks or months of warning before deleting their work. A single comment, commit, or new issue posted to a project during a 12-month period will be sufficient to keep the project alive."

(This is not the place to vent your feelings pro or con about this policy. I'm sure gitlab has official forums or whatever for that)

"GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash - Now makes vague pledge to shove inactive repos into slow object storage"

"our sources told us this afternoon that it was online pressure, led by The Register's reporting, that forced a dramatic rethink at the GitHub rival. "

(this remains an inappropriate thread to discuss your feelings or thoughts about this policy or its change.)

@jens Uhm, didn't know about it... thanks! Does it have support for CI/CD like #Gitlab pipelines? @sungo @codeberg

@malerbabomba @sungo @codeberg It has integration with woodpecker CI - it's a tad more bare bones, but does what I need.

gitea is actually really easy to set up (much easier than gitlab) and offers a lot of the same basic functionality.

@malerbabomba @jens @sungo self-host a #Gitea instance - the same framework that also powers #Codeberg. I have recently migrated from self-hosted #Gitlab to self-hosted Gitea:

Codeberg is amazing, but I've learned by experience that hosting my stuff on somebody else's computer is always a bad idea, no matter how good those people claim to be. Gitea is much lighter than Gitlab and it can even run on a Raspberry Pi, so no excuses.

The only downside is about CI/CD integrations (Gitlab is quite hard to beat on that), but I've managed to replace them with webhooks.

@blacklight @malerbabomba @sungo I've never been big on CI *integration*. I mostly just need to know the status of a build. If that shows up in a PR, I have enough - and gitea can do that.

@jens @sungo I don't think all GitLab hosts beyond the official one will be impacted, like framagit for example. just in case there is some feature unique to the GitLab software not available in an alternative

@sungo looks like they made a U-turn and are now gonna move inactive projects to slower storage, but still accessible

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