Of interest to us too. Someone in some WMF backroom has decided that
we're switching from Gerrit to Gitlab. I'm no big fan of Gerrit, but
this seems to be a very strange process. Comments on
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Subject: [Wikitech-l] Moving from Gerrit to GitLab
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 23:22:18 -0400
From: AntiCompositeNumber <anticompositenumber(a)gmail.com>
Reply-To: For developers discussing technical aspects and organization
of Wikimedia projects <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
The Wikimedia Engineering Productivity team has decided that Wikimedia
projects will move from Gerrit to GitLab for code review and
They have decided that this decision is not subject to any formal RFC.
Previous attempts to change the code review system went through an
RfC. They are, however, looking for feedback.
More information is at
and the associated talk page.
Wikitech-l mailing list
for those of us who use Python's IDLE for developing: there is a known bug in Python 3.8.4 (issue 41300) which sometimes prevents saving a script file. Not sure whether this is Windows only. To solve this you may
- use another editor
- add a BOM to the file , e. g. via notepad++ but do never submit such files to pywikibot repository
- use Python 3.8.3 instead
- or (my preferred solution) modify the related Python 3.8.4 file: look for the Python installation. Open the iomenu.py inside Lib/idlelib folder and add the line "import io" (without quotes) on top of this file.
It has been quite a while since I tried to contribute code to pywikibot. Yesterday, after setting up git on my computer and rechecking my gerrit account, I did try to commit a tiny change, only to find out that I am not a member of the "pywikibot" group on gerrit.wikimedia.org. How do I get myself added to this group?