Category Archives: lang-en

Entries in English language.

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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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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