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

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Sep 14 04:39:39 EDT 2017

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

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

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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