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Re: [libreoffice-website] Minutes from the Tue Jan 21 infra call


Hi,
Le 23/01/2020 à 10:53, William Gathoye (LibreOffice) a écrit :
> On 23/01/2020 09:03, Ilmari Lauhakangas wrote:
>
>> This is a bit misrepresenting. There was a GNOME contributor talking
>> about this. I explained to him how GitLab's (like GitHub's) issue
>> tracker is inadequate for large projects like us.
>
> *unless* the missing features we need are implemented IIRC :) And I
> volunteer if you need people to implement features. I used to love
> hackathons :) It would be an opportunity to play with Ruby again.
>
>> Of course we are worried about Bugzilla, but there are steps being taken
>> to address the Mozilla/upstream fracture.
>
> Yep, but if I was the one who decides, using a project that hasn't much
> maintenance like it used to be is risky IMHO. We are a bit in a
> situation like what we had with Pootle and we have now with AskBot, but
> that's another topic. :)
>
>> I believe GNOME's decision to drop Bugzilla was misinformed, same as
>> freedesktop.org's.
>
> Discussing with some GNOME devs at last FOSDEM, they said to me they saw
> a bunch of new contributions since the GitLab migration. I cannot
> confirm, but I wouldn't be surprised either with all the feedback I
> received about the BZ slowness and UX not friendliness, this is a
> problem reported by "new-gen" contributors used to use GitHub, Jira and
> all. :/
>
>> Overall I am rather puzzled by the inability of big FOSS projects to
>> collaborate on helping improve a crucial piece of infra they rely on and
>> instead dropping it for some shiny open core thing that ships something
>> kind of similar.

+1 this is definitely something we should try to improve
>
> I'm joining your POV if there weren't alternative available *if missing
> features are implemented*. :)
>
> At the last FOSDEM I also discussed with some GitLab guys, and they
> would even be willing to put some people to help, like they did with
> Debian and GNOME. KDE is in the evaluation process to migrating away
> from Phabricator to GitLab as well[1].
>
> That's up to TDF to take decision knowing that in all changes you'll get
> rejections. For these cases, two ways pipelining between BZ and GitLab
> issue tracker is possible IMHO. And for what is worth mentioning the
> experience can be started by replacing Redmine? :)

Why should we be replacing Redmine? I don't see that in the discussion here.

>
> Like all meritocratic organization, it's up to volunteers to take up
> such a challenge and propose migration path *then* ask
> managers/directors to take decision. That's the way I work. I don't like
> to come up without PoC/solutions.

Then you are missing a bunch of volunteers in your statement. When
proposing such a change, you need to get first the whole picture and see
the pros and cons in details. Listening to other projects is always
good of course, but each has its own needs and own culture.

Cheers
Sophie
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Re: [libreoffice-website] Minutes from the Tue Jan 21 infra call"William Gathoye (LibreOffice)" <william.gathoye@libreoffice.org>
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[libreoffice-website] Minutes from the Tue Jan 21 infra callGuilhem Moulin <guilhem@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-website] Minutes from the Tue Jan 21 infra callIlmari Lauhakangas <ilmari.lauhakangas@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-website] Minutes from the Tue Jan 21 infra call"William Gathoye (LibreOffice)" <william.gathoye@libreoffice.org>
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