Last week, Raphaël Hertzog mentioned a transition in progress that was going to change the way that Planet Debian updates. As part of the plan to deprecate cvs.debian.org, Raphaël helped me move Planet Debian away from the old CVS repository and to a new Subversion repository in Alioth.
Readers of Planet Debian should not notice any differences.
When it comes time to change or disable a feed, contributors to planet Debian will have to update their feed slightly differently. Documentation on how the new method is now in the wiki and at gluck:/org/planet.debian.org/README.
As Raphaël mentioned, all Debian Developers have write access to the configuration file in the Subversion repository through their Alioth accounts. Unlike the old setup, non-DD’s who have blogs in Planet can have write access to it as well, but they’ll need to have an Alioth account and they’ll need to be added to the ACL by me. As before, it’s only OK to modify one’s one feed and anyone who violates this in bad faith will have their privileges to the repository removed.
The old CVS repository remains crudely broken. Please help update any references to the old CVS-based method or alert me to documentation that’s public and out of date that you don’t have access to change yourself.