What is Salsa?
Salsa is the name of a collaborative development server for Debian based on the gitlab software. Salsa is supposed to provide the necessary tools for package maintainers, packaging teams and other Debian related individuals and groups for collaborative development.
What is the status of Salsa?
After various discussions about the future of Alioth, the Alioth Sprint in August 2017 gave birth to the initial setup of the the upcoming Salsa service. The productive weekend resulted in a working prototype and was launched as a beta in December 2017. It left its beta status in January 2018.
Salsa offers all features of gitlab.
gitlab documentation: general interface concepts, feature details, ...
documentation for this specific Debian service: namespace concepts (user, teams, packages, ...)
2017-08-20: Alioth Sprint 2017 results in a prototype instance of the new development platform
2017-12-15: service in beta
2018-01-06: Updates on the ongoing beta
2018-01-27: service left beta
Salsa has these administrators (IRC nick in parenthesis):
- Alexander Wirt (formorer)
- Joerg Jaspert (ganneff)
- Bastian Blank (waldi)
In case you encounter any problems with Salsa, you may want to join #alioth on irc.debian.org (OFTC) ... they may help you.
Starting with Salsa
You want to use the Salsa service? Please have a look at the Documentation about Salsa.