compwhizii at gmail
Feb 13, 2012, 5:48 AM
Post #9 of 11
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM, John Du Hart <compwhizii [at] gmail>
> > Just want to check in to see how everyone's doing. I see a lot of account
> > creations however no posts to differential. Is there a problem I'm not
> > aware of? Documentation problems? Software issues? Do we see something we
> > don't like?
> > What's up?
> Hi John,
> Just mulling it over, mainly. I love having a test instance to play
> with, and agree with you that it looks way easier to use than Gerrit
> on the surface. I don't want that to be taken as an endorsement of
> the system just yet, because I don't know enough about either system
> (Gerrit or Phabricator) to have a valid opinion about which is better
> for us.
> What Chad, Sumana and I spoke about earlier today was the tough
> reality we're in. In order to get moved to Git in the very short
> term, we're going to have to stay the course on Gerrit. That said,
> one beautiful thing about Git is that Git repos are far more portable
> than SVN repos. We could decide we're going to use Gerrit on a
> probationary basis, and have a serious reevaluation in three months.
> Sumana and I would like to go in that direction, and we twisted Chad's
> arm hard enough on this point that he might just say he agrees with
> us, even if he's secretly blowing us off ;-)
> There's at least one feature we would need to use this system, which
> is LDAP integration. I don't think we can seriously consider a system
> that doesn't have some sort of sensible plan for how it's going to
> work with our LDAP server. I do, however, love the idea of using
> OAuth for filling in credentials from other services like Github. It
> would be ridiculously cool if people could use their Wikimedia SUL
> logins to access this system.
> It's also nice that this is written in PHP. Since we have an
> abundance of PHP developers, that means it's far more likely that
> customization we need would actually happen.
> In general, it's good to have options. Like I said, I don't want to
> put the brakes on our immediate plans, but I think it's worth
> consideration after we've given Gerrit a try.
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I compeletely agree with that. It would be a complete waste to have chad
and others' work from the past 5 months thrown away at the last minute for
a solution brought up this late. We can initially use git for the migration
however if we decide to later, Phabricator is still available. :-)
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