Category Archives: wikimedia

The Wikimedia project, home of Wikipedia, Wikia and Mediawiki.

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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Wikimedia to migrate its Product Management Tools to Phabricator

Slightly more correct title might be “Wikimedia to migrate its software development product/project code review issue tracking management planning tools to Phabricator”. Or something like that. The problem The Wikimedia technical community has used plenty of different tools for tracking … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s Road to Bugzilla 4.4

(How we puppetized, upgraded and moved Bugzilla to another server) Though we currently also evaluate Wikimedia’s project management tools, we will have to stick with our current infrastructure for a while. Among many other tasks, I spent the last months … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-In 2013

Google Code-In (GCI) 2013 is over and the winners have been announced! Congratulations to everybody! Quim Gil and I organized the participation of Wikimedia in GCI this year. We set up a central wikipage that we pointed students to for … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (XI): Reports: Tickets closed last week by resolution

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. This episode goes deeper into … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (X): Triage helper tools: Greasemonkey scripts

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. If you read a lot … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (IX): Excluding less important reports from search results

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. Sometimes I’d like to exclude … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (VIII):Using flags to track branches and versions

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. This episode covers an aspect … Continue reading

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