Any interest in moving GHC issues / wiki to github?

Tim Watson watson.timothy at
Fri Jul 5 23:59:43 CEST 2013

Cloud Haskell is using a free open source licence donated by atlassian, for their hosted Jira platform. It requires login to submit issues and has a rich permissions scheme. All I had to do was register as an open source project and they contacted me via email to set everything up. They also offer the confluence wiki (which I'm not usin since it doesn't format Haskell code properly) and hosted bamboo ci service free to open source projects. In general, the infrastructure is really reliable and fairly easy to set up and use.

Jira (and the other products) provides a rich API that can be utilised to automate migration from other platforms, though there was some manual work involved when we moved from GitHub issues to Jira.


On 5 Jul 2013, at 22:52, Joachim Breitner <mail at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 05.07.2013, 14:36 -0700 schrieb Bryan O'Sullivan:
>> We have a repeated problem with the GHC wiki and issue tracker getting
>> filled with spam, and the server is currently taking about a minute to
>> respond to each attempt to load a web page.
>> I wonder if anyone would be open to us migrating the content to github
>> instead. (Actually, while I'm at it, cloning from github is much
>> faster than from, but that's a fight for another
>> day.)
> just joined this list, but this will not prevent me from adding my
> 2¢ :-).
> While github has become a great platform for sharing code, I find its
> issue tracker quite simplistic; good and simple for small projects with
> few bugs (<50 open bugs, maybe), but insufficient for projects with
> custom issue workflow, things like milestones and issue owners etc. In
> that respect, trac is pretty good, and so (with my bug reporter hat on)
> I’d prefer trace, at least as long as it is sustainable to maintain it.
> Greetings,
> Joachim
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