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Matthew Persico
September 27, 2019 15:18
Re: Transition from RT to GitHub [FAQ]
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Soooo, in the paraphrase of a great New York City mayor:

How we doin'?

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM Matthew Persico <>

> You see, THIS is what happens when I filter my gmail into labels and set
> 'Skip the Inbox' to True: I don't see a reply to my offer for help for over
> a freakin month. GRRR. My **really** bad.
> My GitHub id is matthewpersico.
> Thanks.
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM Todd Rinaldo <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:23 AM Matthew Persico
>> <> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi. I’ve been out of loop a few weeks. Has the github repo been
>> launched?
>> >
>> Matthew,
>> Thanks for asking. I volunteered to do a test migration of RT so we
>> could see what it looks like.
>> The data I'm migrating has a creative amount of encodings and
>> formattings spanning back 20 years. Think Outlook Express.
>> I am migrating the data and in the process:
>> 1. Providing a backlink to an archive of the previous system.
>> 2. Backslashing the heck out of github markdown.
>> 3. Identifying the system information from perlbug and wrapping it in
>> a collapsable section.
>> 4. Identifying inline patches and wrapping them into a collapsable diff
>> block.
>> 5. Tagging (labeling) any cases with inline patches.
>> 6. Split the content into chunks < 65536 so it will fit in github entries.
>> 7. Where possible, converting email addresses to github identities.
>> (this list still needs some love as it's rather small. I'm trying to
>> fix it by identifying the most frequent email addresses and poulating
>> the list from them.)
>> When the final migration is done, we also need to:
>> 1. Close all the issues in github which were closed in RT.
>> 2. Update all RT issues with a link to where it was migrated.
>> 3. Setup redirects from the old RT system to take you to the github issue.
>> 4. Assure github's backlink to the old system points to the read only
>> archive.
>> I am at the point where I have a full conversion to github issues and
>> need a small group to go through the tickets looking for conversion
>> flaws and spam which can be removed prior to the final conversion. I
>> found that searching for strings like "money" or "ca$h" helps a ton
>> here.
>> My thought would be to get a group to tag the issues they find and
>> then we can fix the conversion code and do a second pass. I have to do
>> all of this in a private repo because it will otherwise spam the world
>> as part of the conversion.
>> If anyone has some time to help, I would greatly appreciate it. Please
>> email me directly with your github ID and I'll give you a bit to look
>> at the repo. I'm thinking we can set up a few labels so you can easily
>> tag the issues you find.
>> Thanks,
>> Todd Rinaldo
> --
> Matthew O. Persico

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