Re: [URGENT] Impending deletion of Helm 2 releases and charts buckets
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From what I have been told, it's not technically possible to transfer the project.
To add some context about cost and history...
We have seen numbers on what it would cost to host these through Google Cloud. The numbers, if I understood what I saw right, is the public cost rather than the internal cross charge cost. It's a larger number than I ever expected and a cost I'm very hesitant to ask the CNCF to cover as an unexpected expense. Especially during these times.
If there were a bunch of unused Google Cloud Credits laying around I would be happy to use them. But, that doesn't appear to be the case.
Just know, the cost to the CNCF would be substantial.
One of the problems is the hard coded URLs in the Helm client. This was all setup in early 2016 when Jack Greenfield and Ville Aikas were major Helm contributors on behalf of Google. The bucket setup (as with all the Helm Google Cloud services) were setup through Google corp accounts. Googlers controlled them and do to this day.
The lack of ownership by the project has been a pain point. But, older Helm v2 clients are stuck with it (can't do a redirect) and many of them are still in use. The version use across Helm versions is rather large.
What we want is to deprecate the charts repository (headed toward a distributed route) while still keeping things available for people. That includes old versions of charts.
I hope that context helps.
- Matt Farina
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Josh Berkus wrote: