Category Archives: computer

Anything that has to do with machines, internet, open source and technology.

Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

Google Code-in is an annual contest for 13 and 17 year old students. They get introduced to contributions which make free and open source software (FOSS) development happen. For the second time in December 2014 and January 2015, Wikimedia was … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla and You.

GNOME’s Bugzilla instance is old. Too old. It will get upgraded in the next weeks. You should help by playing with the test instance. Go read these instructions and do it! Let me make one thing clear already: Dear GNOME … Continue reading

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Good bye Bugzilla, welcome Phabricator.

<tl;dr>: Wikimedia migrated its bug tracking from Bugzilla to Phabricator in late November 2014. After ten years of using Bugzilla with 73681 tickets and ~20000 user accounts and after months of planning, writing migration code, testing, gathering feedback, discussing, writing … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014: The first week

Wikimedia takes part in Google Code-in (GCI) 2014. The contest has been running for one week and students have already resolved 35 Wikimedia tasks. You can help making that more (see below). Some of the achievements: Citoid offers export in … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

At work I spent the last weeks mostly working on preparing Wikimedia’s move from Bugzilla to Phabricator which successfully happened last weekend after ~7 months of planning (worth another blog post) and preparing Wikimedia’s participation in Google Code-in (GCI) 2014 … Continue reading

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Locally installing Phabricator on Fedora 20

Uhm, no blog post for ages. Work and university kept me way busier (and less energetic to do much other things) than expected. As announced in May 2014, Wikimedia will replace Bugzilla with Phabricator very soon for issue tracking. The … Continue reading

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Business as usual.

No surprises: Looking forward to part-time holidays, beautiful Strasbourg, and the usual bunch of great people.

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2014

Being back home and having covered the first two days already, a short overall summary: GNOME.Asia 2014 conference in Beijing was very well organized – fast and stable WiFi, free water, venue, hotel and sport facilities all within 5 minutes … Continue reading

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RE: Outreach Program for Women

Started writing this posting four weeks ago. Time to publish, seeing the latest blogposts by Philip and Marina on Planet GNOME about the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). First things first (so you can stop reading if you disagree here): … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2014: Docs & Bugs

GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 is taking place this weekend in Beijing (China) together with FUDCon APAC. Yesterday (Friday) before the conference started, Kat, Dave and I held a hands-on session about making your first contribution to GNOME documentation (also see Kat’s … Continue reading

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