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We plan to transition from RT to GitHub

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Sawyer X
June 30, 2019 18:48
We plan to transition from RT to GitHub
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Hi all,

The ticketing system Perl 5 Porters are using is close to 20 years old.
In internal discussions, it has become clear that this system, which
suffers from 15+ years of grown complexity, cannot be maintained moving
forward. This means we need to find a way forward.

Over the past year, we had numerous conversations with stakeholders in
the core to understand our needs. We have reviewed alternatives and
determined that GitHub provides us with the most features with the least
overhead, allowing us to keep as much as we can of our current setup. 
Being the market leader for open source hosting, it also significantly
lowers the bar for new contributors, who will already know how the
tooling works.

For this reason, we wish to move all Perl 5 RT tickets (open and closed)
over to

As part of this work, we're moving our Perl 5 Git hosting to GitHub. Any
necessary customizations, as well as the correct permissions, will be
moved there as well. This work will include regular backups of the
repository and issues to prevent any loss during and after the transition.

To prevent death by bikeshed, we intend to have discussions for two
weeks, allowing us to move forward with implementation and work out
kinks long before the December freeze for 5.32.0.

We will follow up with a Q&A on the differences. We request additional
comments be sent to this thread or directly to me.

Sawyer X, Perl 5 Pumpking.

Endorsed by:


Ask Bjørn Hansen

Jim Keenan

Nicolas R. (atoomic)

Robert Spier

Todd Rinaldo

Karl Williamson

Dave Mitchell

Tony Cook

Yves Orton

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