I just posted an email titled "Silly question? Which list is meant for
what?". I wonder if you would have the time to weigh in on that on the last
point (2.a)) of the email.
2014-05-20 16:39 GMT+02:00 Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, David Cuenca <dacuetu(a)gmail.com> wrote:
this year in a Gsoc project, following a proposal by the student, we are
using a dedicated mailing list for his project.
I understand why you are deciding to create a mailing list, but at the same
time I'm hoping that in the very near future situations like these can be
solved with Phabricator, the tool that is planned to deprecate Bugzilla,
Gerrit and several tools more.
In fact, instead of creating a mailing list that will be surely ignored and
forgotten by the rest of the community, I encourage you to run your
short-term project with a clear deadline at http://fab.wmflabs.org/
In a Phabricator project all the discussions can be organized around tasks.
You can have a generic "Planning Project X" for the meta-discussion. This
will give you a space for discussion integrated with project planning and
Phabricator allows you to assign tasks to more than one project, which
means that in our production instance you will be able to mark tasks as
bugs in other MediaWiki components. Another interesting feature is the
possibility for users to subscribe to keywords. This means that having a
task related to "Python" might bring the attention of other Python
developers, even if they had no prior idea about the existence of your
This way of working is a lot more efficient and sustainable than separate
mailing lists for projects. I encourage you to give it a try! For what is
worth, there is at least one GSoC project using Phabricator.
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