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Author: KatolaZ
To: devuan-dev
Subject: Re: [devuan-dev] Request for organization
On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 08:18:54PM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Devuan has a GitLab instance. Why not use its issues? With a suitable
> set of priority labels and people assigning issues to themselves, the
> workflow would be pretty much the same as below.

I probably shouldn't intervene on this, but I guess past experience is
useful in making decisions: the usage of gitlab issues to signal bugs
and things to do was what effectively stalled and delayed Devuan
Jessie release by more than one year and a half. The few developers
had to cope with issues scattared all around the place, with no idea
of what needed to be done in order to have the release ready. The
turning point there was to have all the issues manually collected from
all the different gitlab projects and collated (and tagged) into
bugs.devuan.org. At that point we knew what needed to be done and
worked for it. Jessie was released three months after that collation
work was completed.

IMHO gitlab issues work well only if you have many developers, each of
them supervising just a couple of projects, and only those. In that
case it is clear who should take care of which issue. If you have only
a handful of people who need to do whatever needs to be done, all over
the place, then a pad would be much more efficient, IMHO.



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