[Sugar-devel] Migration from bugs.sugarlabs.org to Github

Tony Anderson tony at olenepal.org
Thu Dec 14 23:59:10 EST 2017

Unfortunately, resources are not available here to test 0.112 on an XO. 
In the past we have moved to the most recent build released by OLPC. 
There is no urgency since this year we will have to continue with 13.2.8.

Do you propose to release a 13.2.9 based on Fedora 18 or some more 
recent version? Will 13.2.9 support the WebKit2 version of the 

It seems ironic that in moving to github, we can no longer maintain 
version control. I am not sure that I understand the technical issue in 
using 13.2.8 to obtain source copies of Sugar 0.110 for github. This 
should enable github to perform its essential role to make visible the 
history of subsequent changes.


On Friday, 15 December, 2017 05:24 AM, James Cameron wrote:
> I've checked, and there has been no testing of Sugar 0.112 on XOs
> since it was released on 9th October.
> Without any independent testing, I can't afford the risk of releasing
> a 13.2.9 with Sugar 0.112.
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.112#Fedora_18_on_OLPC_XO explains how
> to update to Sugar 0.112 on an XO.
> Then use My Settings, Software Update, to update the activities.
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 06:43:57AM +1100, James Cameron wrote:
>> No, I don't think our technique is capable of fixing bugs in 0.110.
>> No, I don't think the XOs will be limited to 13.2.8, and 0.112 is
>> already available for XOs.
>> We do seem to be limited as a community in how 0.112 is being tested
>> to ensure there are no new bugs.
>> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 03:52:22PM +0200, Tony Anderson wrote:
>>> Is our bug-fixing technique capable of fixing bugs present in 0.110? It
>>> appears
>>> the the XOs will be limited to 13.2.8 and 0.110 for the forseeable future.
>>> Tony
>>> On Thursday, 14 September, 2017 10:39 AM, James Cameron wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the idea.  If someone is available to do it, great.
>>>> A quick bulk insert of issues could be done using the GitHub API, or
>>>> it could be done by hand by someone who knows nothing about Sugar.
>>>> But it feels like unrewarding and wasted work, and there is more
>>>> important work to do, such as fixing bugs or developing features.
>>>> We have no plans to shut down the Trac instance bugs.sugarlabs.org and
>>>> lose access to all those ideas.
>>>> Also moving them to GitHub seems very unlikely to accelerate the rate
>>>> at which tickets are resolved.  Firstly, because the very people who
>>>> might resolve tickets are busy moving tickets.  Secondly, because
>>>> those of us who are resolving tickets are able to do so with either
>>>> bugs.sugarlabs.org or GitHub issues.  Where the issue is lodged has no
>>>> relevance to fixing it.
>>>> We also lack regular testing and reporting of new issues; either in
>>>> bugs.sugarlabs.org or GitHub issues.  It has been nice to see GitHub
>>>> used more, but mostly that is because of account approval delays on
>>>> bugs.sugarlabs.org.
>>>> There are some bugs.sugarlabs.org bugs that we may never fix,
>>>> because the person who wanted them isn't interested any longer.
>>>> Bringing those bugs into GitHub issues could be disruptive and
>>>> unnecessary.
>>>> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 08:10:00AM +0000, Utkarsh Tiwari wrote:
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>> While going through https://bugs.sugarlabs.org today, I came across
>>>>> a lot of tickets that were raised quite a long time back ( > 2
>>>>> years). I was wondering if we could do a GCI task of raising those
>>>>> tickets into their respective Github respositories which can
>>>>> accelerate the  rate at which our tickets get resolved.
>>>>> This way newcomers while going through the SugarLabs repositories
>>>>> will be able to easily spot the issues regarding the specific repo
>>>>> they are watching. As not everyone is aware of our bugzilla, this
>>>>> could be a nice alternative to catching contributor's attention to
>>>>> raised tickets. What do you all think?
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Utkarsh Tiwari
>>>>> References:
>>>>> [1] https://bugs.sugarlabs.org/
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>> James Cameron
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