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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: how to move tickets from SourceForge to ASF Allura
Date Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:59:46 GMT
2013/9/6 Dave Brondsema <>

> We should move our tickets from
>  There's a lot of tickets
> there, and
> the hardest part I think is that its a mix of Allura tickets and non-OSS
> SourceForge tickets too.  (Lately we've been making non-Allura tickets
> private,
> and also using different milestones, but that's not 100% true for all the
> tickets on SF).
> I want to propose a few options for how we want to handle the Allura
> tickets and
> then after that, SourceForge can figure out how to adapt some of its other
> needs
> for internal tickets, related tickets, scheduling, etc.
> 1) Clean start; don't move any tickets.  Easy, but a lot of context and
> history
> will be left on SF.  Also there are many open tickets that would have to be
> re-created.
> 2) Move open Allura tickets, preserving ticket #s (or, possibly, giving
> them new
> numbers starting at 1).  This would leave behind closed tickets that aren't
> "current" any more.  We would have to sort out what open tickets are
> "allura"
> tickets and which are not.
> 3) Move all Allura tickets.  We would have all of the project history in
> one
> place.  But it would take even more time to sort through all the tickets to
> determine what is "allura" and should be moved, and what should not.
> I prefer option 3.  It's more work but will be very helpful to have all
> tickets
> in one place.  I have pretty good knowledge of all the tickets and can be
> the
> one to sort out which to move and which to keep on SF.
> As far as the technical work to do a move, we can export all the data
> using the
> APIs.  And we can write an import utility which handles the Allura
> api/export
> format (which would be good to do anyway).  Many usernames wouldn't match
> up,
> and would have to be changed to "anonymous" or create a stub user in
> Allura (my
> preference).  Cross-references (to wiki pages, chat logs, SF site-support
> tickets, etc) would break.

As far as we redirect all existing tickets to the new home, explaining
clearly why they're redirected and what is changed (e.g. username issue) I
think that could be acceptable from an (old) end-user point of view.


> How does that sound?  Any other suggestions?
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> Dave Brondsema :
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