Request for comments on dry-run Trac -> GitLab migration
matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 17:09:15 UTC 2019
There is this other issue though which explains that searching in the
issues view for a ticket number does fail.
So if you want to search for a ticket by number you have to use the
On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 5:03 PM Matthew Pickering
<matthewtpickering at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ben, looks amazing.
> I don't think the trac metadata boxes should always be visible. They
> are unobtrusive now and tbh, I don't think I will be opening them up
> much when looking at tickets.
> Simon, I think if you start the query with a # then it "works". For
> example, search for #12088 instead of 12088.
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:06 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> > TL;DR. Have a look at this  test import of GHC's Trac tickets. Tell us
> > what issues you find.
> > Hello everyone,
> > As you likely know, we are currently in the process of consolidating
> > GHC's infrastructure on GitLab . The last step of this process is to
> > migrate our tickets and wiki from Trac.
> > Towards this end I am happy to announce the availability of a test
> > GitLab instance  for the community's review. This is a clone of
> > gitlab.haskell.org but with the addition of tickets  and GHC wiki 
> > content imported from a Trac dump from earlier this month.
> > There are a few known issues:
> > * There are currently around 50 tickets missing from the import; we are
> > working on identifying where they escaped to
> > * The revision history of the Wiki is currently squashed due to
> > performance issues  with GitLab's wiki implementation
> > We intend to resolve both of these problems by the time of the final
> > migration. If you find a ticket on the staging instance with problems
> > that are not in the above list please do add the `import problems` label
> > to it so we can have a look.
> > There are a few aesthetic questions that could use community input:
> > * Should the "Trac Metadata" boxes be always visible?
> > * How do we make the Wiki index  more usable? Imposing more
> > hierarchy to the page names would likely help but I'm still a bit
> > worried that it will be hard to browse.
> > Please do take a few minutes to peruse the test import and check for
> > mistakes or potential usability issues. GHC's Trac tickets are one of
> > the crown-jewels of the project; we want to make sure we get this
> > migration right as will be living with the result for a long time to
> > come.
> > Cheers,
> > - Ben
> >  https://gitlab.haskell.org/
> >  https://gitlab.staging.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/
> >  https://gitlab.staging.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/issues
> >  https://gitlab.staging.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/wiki
> >  https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/57179
> >  https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/16212
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