Re: [GitLab] IMPORTANT: Mass migration plan

> Should issues be filed against Infrastructure/GitLab?

Yeah please

> which Andre already raised. His proposal to send the announcement

Maybe yeah, I have no idea how to do that or extract this information though. Feel free to send me the list of projects/contacts and I can definitely can send an email.

> I really don’t think it is a big deal, especially if this is publicly announced

It's not about if admins have powers or not, is about the fact of impersonating a user in comments. It's true that publicly announcing could be enough.

However the other big issue is that notifications would be send massively, and I don't know how to prevent that. So that's basically a no-no from the start. Maybe some trick can be done, but no idea.

On 21 March 2018 at 07:07, Alexandre Franke <afranke gnome org> wrote:
On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:28 AM, Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org> wrote:
> Could you create an issue for those you know so I can evaluate them one by one?
> Ideally with a way to contact their maintainers.

I don’t know of other projects from the top of my head and reviewing
the list at
is probably the only way, but that would require quite an investment
of time. I can’t take on that task right now and would appreciate
anyone volunteering to do it. This could be split amongst several

Should issues be filed against Infrastructure/GitLab?

> In general I think these projects should decide themselves where they want
> to live, and move either to one place or the other altogether.

Sure, but they are unlikely to read d-d-l and similar lists as they
have little interaction with our community, which Andre already
raised. His proposal to send the announcement (amended with a note for
non-GNOME project that they can elect to migrate outside of the GNOME
infrastructure) sounds like a great idea.

>> Any chance of getting
>> fixed before then?
> Not sure, I think impersonating is still something some people don't agree
> with.

With the kinds of power admins already have, I really don’t think it
is a big deal, especially if this is publicly announced. Did you
actually have people express concerns or are you just assuming like
you were in the first place? You already got positive feedback when
that was discussed last time.

The legibility gain on the other hand *is* a big deal.

>> Can we make a pass of archiving before that?
> That was my desire too, but the agreement seems to be on the opposite and
> have all the projects even for historical reasons. We could have a subgroup
> for those though.

Yes, a GNOME/Archives/ subgroup sounds good.

> The work load for migrating git repositories is not an issue, on the other
> hand migrating bugs is a big work load.

Fair enough, archiving before migration and then moving them to the
GNOME/Archives/ subgroup would still make it easier to find stuff once
on Gitlab. Also archiving helps with translations and bugzilla.

Alexandre Franke
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