Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [git] [conversion] Schedule and remaining showstoppers?
From: Daniel James (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-24 06:26:22

On 24 October 2013 10:09, Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Currently open bug reports can be viewed
> [@
> ol=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=milestone&col=component&order=priority here].

You can do something similar with all decent web based bug trackers.

>> They will work fine as long as we keep trac running. AFAIK there are no plans to turn it off (but
> maybe
>> should prevent the creation of new tickets?).
> So what would replace this very valuable function?

Possibly github's issue system, if we decide to use it. I was assuming
in my last mail we were going to start using it, but I'm not sure if
that has actually been decided. IIRC there was some resistance because
it's a closed system. Maybe this is a subject for another thread.

>> But if we ever turn it off, I'm sure we'll set something up to maintain the links.
>> The implicit links in commit logs won't work on github (e.g. trac converts #6999 to a ticket link,
> So these Trac #1234 links will still work as before?

To be clear, an example is the ticket link in a changeset like:

That will still be viewable on trac, so the link will work there. You
can find the github entry in the history at:

As you can see it isn't linked, but has at the end:

[SVN r86394]

Which can be easily translated to the trac link. We should set up
something to make this as easy as possible, either in trac or outside
of it.

>> r83728 to a link to a changeset, I don't think github offers a way to do that), but since every
> revision should include
>> a subversion commit number it will be pretty easy to find the changeset on trac where everything
> will be
>> linked. We could possibly set up our own git viewer to manage that.
> I'm reassured by this, but feel that some Trac-like system is very valuable, both for users and
> developers, so it remains a long-term must-have.

Oh, we'll always use something Trac-like. Whether it's github,
continuing with trac, or something else entirely.

> Bugs and enhancements are the *first* things that people will be tackling after conversion to GIT
> (not new libraries at first), so it would be really good if we still had a way of handling the
> recording of info about the work on them.
> So (to start with) do we just carry on using Trac as before?

Sure, I was prematurely writing about stopping using Trac in my last
mail. I should have been more careful, as I don't know if that's
actually the case. Sorry about that.

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at