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Re: Migrating Subversion issues to ...

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:23:53 +0200

First, I'd like to say I'd be happy with either of these options, and
I think making a conversion to one of these at the ASF is much better
than not doing anything.

Ivan mentioned that doing it now, while he's willing and able to do
so, may be a good idea because at some point Tigris may just go away
with not enough notice for anybody to step up and do the migration at
that time.

>> [ ] Keep our issues on Tigris
>> [ ] Migrate our issues to a new Bugzilla instance hosted by ASF infra
>> [ ] Migrate to the standard ASF Jira installation

I'd like to know, if anybody can answer this briefly, what would we
lose, and what would we gain, with each option? I can think of a few
differences (and commonalities):

* In both cases (a new Bugzilla instance, or Jira):

  - We'd migrate to ASF infrastructure, and so have some reassurance
that it will be preserved into the future.
  - We'd keep the existing issue numbers.
  - All recorded URL links to issues on the old Tigris Issuezilla, in
mailing list archives etc., would still point there, and eventually
die when we turn it off (later in the future)
  - We can probably automatically rewrite all URL links in the issues
themselves, and in log messages.

* [ ] Migrate our issues to a new Bugzilla instance hosted by ASF infra

- We'd still be using open-source software.
- I guess we could preserve nearly all the issue tracker content
exactly, including text formatting and attachments and all or most
fields. (What would we lose, if anyting?)
- Could be a good stepping stone: convert to this first, probably an
almost exact conversion, and then still have the option to convert to
Jira (or another) later.

* [ ] Migrate to the standard ASF Jira installation

  - Not open-source, but more open-source-friendly than some, and
widely used, including at ASF.
  - I guess we could preserve nearly all the issue tracker content,
but not exactly. Text formatting -- we have a couple of options.
Attachments -- presumably yes, but maybe handled a bit differently?
Fields -- I suppose these would be handled a bit differently in Jira.
(Can we say more about what would work differently?)

- Julian
Received on 2015-09-15 14:24:25 CEST

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