Category Archives: lang-en

Entries in English language.

GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 (part 2).

Continuing with the first day: Shobha Tyagi elaborated on the acceptance problems when moving users from Microsoft Windows to Linux based systems at her university. That talk resulted in interesting follow-up discussions on regional differences. Later on, lightning talks took … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2015.

It’s that time of the year again: GNOME.Asia Summit at Universitas Indonesia in Depok (Indonesia)! On Thursday some workshops took place how to contribute to GNOME translation and documentation and how to start coding. Today (Friday) is Day 1 of … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla: Your Bugs and your Product Overview.

The UNCONFIRMED bug status (which can be disabled per product) will be removed as it is mostly not used and confuses reporters. Tickets with UNCONFIRMED status will be merged into NEW status as announced on desktop-devel-list and at the top … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s migration to Phabricator: FOSDEM talk.

Earlier this month, Quim Gil and I gave a talk at FOSDEM: Wikimedia adopts Phabricator, deprecates seven infrastructure tools: First hand experiences from a big free software project on a complex migration The talk description and the presentation slides are … Continue reading

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On product design.

…and while I was playing with GNOME’s new Bugzilla instance trying to get rid of some upstream feature bloat, I looked at upstream’s Bugzilla front page and spend the next hours wondering where to add eight more Search buttons/links/forms so … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla upgraded to 4.4.

Dear GNOME community, you all owe Krzesimir Nowak, Andrea Veri, and Olav Vitters some icecream and drinks: The Bugzilla software running on bugzilla.gnome.org has been upgraded to the latest stable version available. First of all: No amazing new custom features! … Continue reading

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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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2014 that was.

Music. Before I end up postponing this (like the last three years, cough) I’m publishing my list of awkward pop music preferences which is never complete. Especially because this year I had the “pleasure” to spend way too much time … 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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