[Numpy-discussion] Migrating issues to GitHub

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sat Feb 11 14:53:17 CST 2012

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>wrote:

> This is good feedback.
> It looks like there are 2 concerns:
> 1) no way to add attachments --- it would seem that gists and indeed other
> github repos solves that problem.
> 2) You must be an admin to label an issue (i.e. set it as a bug,
> enhancement, or so forth).
> This second concern seems more of a problem.   Perhaps this is something
> that can be brought up with the github developers directly.   Not
> separating issue permissions from code permissions seems rather
> unfortunate, and creates work for all admins.
> On the other hand, it might force having an admin who is paying regular
> attention to the issues which is not necessarily a bad thing.
> So, despite the drawback,  it seems that having issues on Trac and having
> code-conversations on those issues happening separately from the
> pull-request conversations is even less optimal.
It does present a problem for migrating current trac as a number of the
tickets have attachments and we don't want to lose them.

> On Feb 11, 2012, at 2:06 PM, Benjamin Root wrote:
> On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
> wrote:
> > How to people feel about moving the issue tracking for NumPy to Github?
>    It looks like they have improved their issue tracking quite a bit and
> the workflow and integration with commits looks quite good from what I can
> see.
> > Here is one tool I saw that might help in the migration:
> https://github.com/trustmaster/trac2github
> > Are there others?
> > -Travis
> >
> This is probably less of an issue for numpy, but our biggest complaint
> about the github tracker for matplotlib is the inability for users to add
> attachments.
> The second complaint is that it is awkward to assign priorities (has to be
> done via labels). Particularly, users can not apply labels themselves.
> Mind you, neither of these complaints were enough to completely preclude
> mpl from migrating, but it should be taken into consideration.
> Cheers!
> Ben Root _______________________________________________
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