Re: Proposal to deploy GitLab on


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:15:51PM +0900, Tristan Van Berkom wrote:
I don't share your optimism about gitlab bug tracking, nor do I share
in the mentioned frustration with bugzilla.

Me too, I like bugzilla (but not for doing code reviews).

What would be the pain points if GitLab is used only for git and code
reviews, and we keep bugzilla for the bug tracker? Have you considered
that option?

We would loose automatic links between bug tracker tickets and pull
requests. When a pull request is merged, we would need to close manually
the bugzilla ticket if everything is done. And when someone requests a
pull, the person would need to add a comment manually on bugzilla so
that other people know that the bug is being worked on.

Mmh I think that's not practical if the links must be done manually.

Maintaining the bugzilla instance would also require sysadmin time, and
development efforts to rebase the patches to new bugzilla versions.

I don't know, I'm excited about the idea to use a similar contribution
workflow as in GitHub, but less excited about having a bug tracker
similar to the GitHub one. (I've never used GitLab, but I'm familiar
with GitHub, and after seeing some screenshots it seems that the GitLab
bug tracker is similar to GitHub's).

I like bugzilla too and guess it probably does more than github/lab
bug trackers. But I also know there are annoying parts. Like someone
noted that searching projects in the long list of GNOME projects is
terrible experience (I even have a browser keyword so that I don't
have to do this anymore, because it was so annoying; but obviously new
contributors would not have such shortcuts).

Also the fact that the reports actually have less options is not bad
IMO. One gets lost in all these bz options. Simplicity is good
sometimes. :-)
gitlab has cool features too, like it's much easier to mention someone
to have them take a look at a report, for instance.
And finally, as you say, code review is much better. I like that you
can annotate line per line (easier for the reviewee in particular to
understand our review).

Bottom line: I definitely don't think we should keep both bz and
gitlab in the end.

The only thing I am annoyed at is this forking workflow. Both as a
contributor, and as a code committer/reviewer. Having to fetch a new
remote for every single-commit contribution out there is terrible.


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