[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Switching the bugtracker to Bugzilla

William Gathoye william at gathoye.be
Sun Dec 3 17:32:13 UTC 2017

I'm back on this topic, because I have news.

On 11/21/2017 09:18 AM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> This is example of wishful thinking and misunderstanding what our
> requirements are. Reporting anything on Bugzilla isn't different from
> using Flyspray, and we're far from "the most friendly distribution of
> the year" title anyway.
> Neither Gogs or Gitlab are primarily issue trackers and I hope you
> noticed that we're not discussing integrated code hosting solution.

To summarize, it seems we are going to the Bugzilla solution then.

Gitlab/Gogs is great, but is maybe too much hassle for just a bug
tracker, even if it gives further user abilities for the future and the
free hosted version removes the freedom principles upon which the Arch
Linux community has been founded.

But before choosing which Bugzilla release to install, please consider
using the Mozilla's fork which is greatly supported and brings
additional welcomed features (like Markdown I was talking about, which
brings parity in this regard with aurdev 4.6 released today). That
version is intended to be merged back to Bugzilla master.

For further comments, maybe Dylan W. Hardison could come in handy.
Please read the interaction I have had with him here on Twitter: [1][2][3]

> Calling Gogs extendable is overstatement. As far as I know, Gitlab
> supports external authentication providers only in the enterprise
> edition.

LDAP is supported but only basic features no subgroups which is indeed a
feature reserved to the EE version.

> Even if something has changed about it recently, somehow I
> doubt you're going to join #archlinux-devops tomorrow and say that
> you're eager to both maintain Gitlab and LDAP deployments, and then
> figure out LDAP integration everywhere.

Like I said, I'm currently bringing help in Gitlab support for Arch
Linux by already rewriting the wiki page. If you need to federate help
in this regard or improve Gitlab support for Arch, please let me know.

I wasn't aware we had such a channel, I have just added it to my IRC
bouncer, thanks!

> Let's just be realistic about what we need and what we can accomplish.
Let's make the account merge and the LDAP feature for another future
iteration then.

[1] https://twitter.com/dylan_hardison/status/932643136958095360
[2] https://twitter.com/dylan_hardison/status/932645520333574145
[3] https://twitter.com/dylan_hardison/status/932649292954832896

William Gathoye
<william at gathoye.be>

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