[Numpy-discussion] Migrating issues to GitHub

Thouis (Ray) Jones thouis@gmail....
Wed Feb 15 05:11:59 CST 2012

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 21:54, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
>> The lack of attachments is the main problem with this transition. It's
>> not so seldom that numerical input data or scripts demonstrating an
>> issue come useful. This is probably less of an issue for Numpy than for
>> Scipy, though.
> We've taken to using gist for scripts/data and free image hosting
> sites for screenshots, using
> <img src="http://.... /img>

CellProfiler recently transitioned to Github issues from an internal
Jira server.  Since most of our bug reports require some sort of
attachment to be useful, we put up a page at cellprofiler.org/issues
that uses Github's authentication API to file bugs with attachments.
The bug report itself gets added to the github issues, the attachment
gets stored on our server, and links to the latter appear in the

bug page: http://cellprofiler.org/issues/
example issue: https://github.com/CellProfiler/CellProfiler/issues/260

It was pretty simple to put together (a few hours by one developer).
The need for a github account keeps it from being spammed.  If that's
too much of a bar, I expect it could have a branch-cut in behavior:
witha  github account, the report goes straight into the Github
issues, otherwise, it gets queued for review and mail sent to some
(hopefully low-traffic) list.

Ray Jones

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