Re-evaluate the Chinese rate-limiting

Back in October some rate limiting was added for certain traffic from Chinese sources, can we re-evaluate that rate limiting? Is it still needed? Can it be relaxed?
I realise the blocking was added due to significant abuse at the time with little other options, I’m just hopeful that that’s no longer the case.

There’s been several complains over the last few months, and as it turns out, there’s now some Chinese clones/proxies of WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ to work around it.

Some relevant threads:

  • https://wordpress.org/support/topic/china-cannot-access-wordpress-org/
  • https://wordpress.org/support/topic/all-chinese-user-429-too-many-requests-unfair/
  • https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5106
  • https://wordpress.org/search/429/?forums=1

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Clean up erroneous WordPress releases and branches

Over time, some erroneous WordPress releases or branches were accidentally created:

  • 5.4-RC3-47470. This should have been a nightly bump instead.
  • 4.9.8-beta1-43498. This too should have been a nightly bump.
  • 4.2.26 branch on git://develop.git.wordpress.org/ mirror. This should have been a tag instead, and is already deleted on CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/., but still exists in the GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. mirror and shows up on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

Would it be possible to clean them up to avoid confusion?

#git #prio3

Build SVN access for SergeyBiryukov

When WordPress is in RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. stage and a new version of Akismet is released, the svn:externals property has to be updated on the build repo (core.svn.wordpress.org).

For the upcoming WordPress 5.4 release this is already handled in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/49662#comment:2, so we’re good for now 🙂

Would it be possible for me (SergeyBiryukov) to get write access to core.svn.wordpress.org so I could help with these tasks in the future?

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dotorg repo access

Can @dufresnesteven please have access to dotorg.trac.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and read-only access to the corresponding svn. He’s helping to open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. some of the WP and bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. plugins that are tucked away in the dotorg repo.

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