git.uwaterloo.ca upgrade – Phase 1, August 20-22

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
What is happening?  The University’s version control system, git.uwaterloo.ca, will undergo a two-phase upgrade, beginning with an update from version 8.1.5 to version 10.8.7. Phase 2 will follow in the coming months and will include both an update to GitLab 12 and a significant change to the API.
 
When is this happening? From Tuesday August 20, 5:00 p.m. to Thursday August 22, 8:00 a.m. git.uwaterloo.ca will be unavailable during the upgrade window.
 
What is the impact?A new API (version 4) will be made available to users. The existing API (version 3) is no longer supported by the vendor and will only continue to work for approximately 1-2 months under Git version 10.8.7. No change to repositories, issues, comments or logins is anticipated.
 
What do users need to do?  Users of the API need to update their code to support the newer API, in the next 1-2 months.  API (version 3) will stop working when git.uwaterloo.ca is upgraded to GitLab 12; the upgrade date will be communicated in early fall 2019.
 
Questions, concerns or assistance needed? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.
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