[tor-project] Follow up Gitlab next steps (Re: update on ticket system discussion)

gaba gaba at riseup.net
Mon Sep 9 16:33:50 UTC 2019

El 9/8/19 a las 5:42 PM, teor escribió:
> Hi,
>> On 7 Sep 2019, at 06:52, Gaba <gaba at torproject.org> wrote:
>> With Pili we have been working on this document to compare features
>> between trac and gitlab as well as proposal for a structure and
>> workflows. Please take a look and send
>> comments/feedback/edits/adds/questions.
>> https://nc.riseup.net/s/SnQy3yMJewRBwA7
>> It seems that the next step will be to get together between everybody
>> interested in this transition (or in not doing it) and discuss this plan
>> as well as how to move forward.
>> We are going to meet on
>> September 17th, at 18UTC in #tor-meeting
>> Please, send me, pili or to the mailing list any comment if you can not
>> make it to the meeting.
> Here are my comments:
> 1. The document is really long, and I don't have time to read it all in detail.
> What's the best way to get:
> * a summary of what is happening,
> * the big changes between trac and gitlab, and
> * the important things we will lose if we move to gitlab
> * anything else I will be surprised or disappointed to learn later

All that is in the document.

> 2. What about ticket numbers?
> The proposal is to change all the ticket numbers when we move to gitlab.
> For many of us that's a blocker, or a huge process change.
> Is there any way we can preserve ticket numbers?
> If not, what tools are we going to use to make that change easier?
> For example, we could make bugs.torproject.org redirect the trac ticket numbers
> to the correct ticket in gitlab.
> 4. How are we going to replace wiki pages with ticket queries?
> The network team (and some other teams) use a lot of wiki pages with ticket
> queries to track status.
> Are we going to replace these wiki pages with Kanbans?
> Can a ticket be on multiple Kanbans in different places?
> (For example, a CI ticket might be on the CI Kanban, and the release Kanban.)

Releases can be managed with milestones. There will be a board to manage it.

Individulal wiki pages like the one you use can be replaced by filtering
the boards we will be using.

> 5. What about testing the migration?
> Here are the "next steps" from your last email, and my suggested "test" step:
>>> On 30 Jul 2019, at 01:07, Gaba <gaba at torproject.org> wrote:
>>> Before moving forward we need:
>>> 1. Consensus or a clear compromise on what to move into.
>>> 2. A plan on how the migration to a new ticketing system will happen. I
>>> started drafting it here (thinking that Gitlab would be the new one)
>>> [8]. This plan is still a work in progress and we will continue doing it
>>> when we all agree on which system to move into.
>> 3. A test migration, so we can check that our plan works the way that we
>> expect.
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