Transition from Bugzilla to GitLab has begun

Simon Steinbeiss simon at
Tue May 26 01:51:20 CEST 2020

Hi again,

everything but the "big 5" is migrated. So in the coming days we'll try to
clean up more bugreports (halp!) for
- Thunar
- Power Manager
- Panel
- Settings
- Xfwm4

Then the Bugzilla transition is complete and we will close it down for
reporting bugs completely.


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:28 AM Simon Steinbeiss <simon at> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> quick status update:
> DONE: www, bindings, thunar-plugins, (97% of) panel-plugins
> TODO: apps, xfce
> You can see the full status of the migration in a graphical overview here:
> Cheers
> Simon
> PS: If you have received lots of bugmail I'm (not) sorry ;)
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM Simon Steinbeiss <simon at> wrote:
>> Good news everyone!
>> @devs: Please take the chance and go through open bugreports and close
>> the obsolete ones!
>> @contributors: Please help us to clean up, so we only move the actually
>> necessary issues!
>> "We" (the royal "we" aka Romain) have kicked off the transition from
>> Bugzilla to GitLab last night! \o/
>> The first components we migrated were xfce4-sample-plugin and all
>> components in www/
>> 1. We will be migrating components in batches, starting with "less
>> important" smaller ones and moving on to the really big chunks in the
>> "xfce" group (~2000 of the 3000 open bugs).
>> 2. We will be switching each component that is migrated to "read only",
>> i.e. *no new bugs can be reported on Bugzilla*.
>> 3. A comment will be left behind for all people caring about the open
>> report with a hyperlink to the migrated GitLab issue (Example:
>> 4. As soon as we are completely done with the transition, i.e. all open
>> bugs have been moved, comes the big awesomeness: We will run Andre's tool
>> and have a static version of Bugzilla - so plain html without having to
>> actually keep Bugzilla running. This means all links will continue to work
>> and the full history of the Xfce bug archives will remain available for
>> future search.
>> As the transition is semi-manual (someone needs to trigger the script and
>> check if everything went fine) we cannot give you an exact timeline, as it
>> depends on our free time. But we will try to get this over with *as soon as
>> possible*.
>> I will probably continue tonight with Thunar plugins and bindings to
>> familiarize myself with the script in action (I actually did port one
>> component last night, but it's better to practice ;))
>> In other news: we have a basic CI setup now for all components in the
>> "xfce" group and for most in the "apps" group.
>> Cheers
>> Simon
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