i am in the process of taking over an addon (Aloft, hosted at WoWAce; its author does not appear to be maintaining it any more).
if continuing to host the codebase at WoWAce is not in the cards, and the codebase needs to be taken elsewhere for ongoing maintenance/enhancement, i would like to do that in as smooth a fashion as possible, without forking the codebase such that it is receiving maintenance in multiple locations. on the other hand, if it can be maintained here at WoWAce, then i would like to be able to do that.
anyway, i have read and signed the SVN rules... edit: DOH! didn't read them carefully enough... i will now contact the Ace Admins, per the instructions. sorry about that. still interested in the changelog extraction, as discussed below.
as well, i would like to be able to extract the full changelog (just once, preferably in some useful and semi-human-readable form; text, XML, a giant HTML document, whatever), so that i can bundle it with the addon as a legacy artifact when it moves to another hosted repository. i have rummaged around in the FishEye interface and its documentation, and i don't see a way to pull this down, and i am completely ignorant of RSS and its capabilities. will the changelog be hosted by WoWAce in perpetuity, in some form? if so, maybe i can just incorporate the link to the "new" WoWAce (when it emerges) as the "legacy artifact". if not, getting some advice on the most efficient way to extract the changelog would be helpful.
anyway, thanks for any information you can supply.
well, either the folks at WoWAce are backlogged, or they are not granting new requests for SVN access. i am guessing it could be a while (if ever) before access comes my way... which is cool, i expect they are busy.
nevertheless i have a codebase to manage, and want to start tackling some bugfixes (i.e. stuff that does not consist of large, self-contained enhancements). so, i am going to go ahead and get the ball rolling on establishing my version of Aloft at WoWInterface (repository and release).
could someone/anyone with SVN access do me a really big favor? execute the command mentioned earlier in this thread: