Dear Users of git.uni-konstanz.de,
For historical reasons, the GitLab Service at git.uni-konstanz.de is being provided by the Computer Science Department‘s Distributed Systems Group on KIM hardware. With the Distributed Systems Group disbanding at the end of the 2019/20 winter semester on 2020-03-31, this means the service will be discontinued.
First and foremost: Don't Panic. git.uni-konstanz.de will be operated as a normal, production-quality service until at least 2020-04-15, including regular updates and nightly backups. We will try to keep your data available and exportable until 2020-04-30.
A replacement service based on the same GitLab software is available from the Computer Science Department. This replacement service is available for all members of the University of Konstanz, as well as their external collaborators on request. The two services are deliberately running in parallel for a while so that you can migrate all your data with minimal interruption.
You do however have to migrate your projects yourself. Projects that have not been migrated by the time the old service is shut down will be deleted.
External users only: If you are using the service as a member of a bwIDM institution, you will not be able to use the replacement service except for collaborations with the University of Konstanz. If you need git repositories for other projects, please discuss options with your local IT department.
We regret that we are unable to offer a smoother transition. Last but not least, we are happy to have seen this resonance to our service. Our hope is that you will continue to use git and tools like GitLab when developing software.
– Matthias Fratz, administrator of git.uni-konstanz.de
– Marcel Waldvogel, head of Distributed Systems Group