[GHC DevOps Group] The future of Phabricator

Ben Gamari ben at smart-cactus.org
Thu Nov 1 22:43:37 UTC 2018

Michal Terepeta <michal.terepeta at gmail.com> writes:

> Hope you don't mind if I add an opinion of a small/occasional
> contributor to the thread.
> Personally, I would prefer a move to GitHub. Mostly due to familiarity
> and network effect (pretty much everyone is on GitHub).
> But I would also consider a move to GitLab a big improvement over the
> current Phab-based setup.  A git-based workflow would be great - I use
> arc/Phab too rarely to really invest in learning them better. (I just
> figured out the simplest way to use them that seems to work and I'm
> sticking to it :) I haven't actually used GitLab before, but it seems
> super easy to sign in using GitHub credentials and the interface seems
> quite familiar.
> One thing that was already mentioned is the ticket handling and I just
> wanted to say "+1". I *really* dislike Trac - it's slow, unintuitive and
> every time I use it I need to spend a couple of minutes to find the
> guide to its own weird version of markdown... So a better place for
> tickets that's tightly integrated with code code hosting/review tools
> would be really cool! Which brings an interesting aspect of this
> discussion - if I had to choose between "GitHub for code hosting/review
> & Trac for tickets" vs "GitLab for everything", I'd prefer the latter.
Thanks for this data point, Michal!


- Ben

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