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Hauke D
October 12, 2019 07:00
Re: Update: Transition from RT to GitHub [FAQ]
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Thanks for taking this on! I skimmed my issues and found at least two 
differences, first:

has way more comments and is in fact "pending release", while the 
comments at

cut off earlier than that and is still open. Second, the following comment:

is missing from

Also, several "Status changed from 'pending release' to 'resolved'" 
messages are not showing up in the comments, which may cause confusion 
because "Status changed from 'open' to 'pending release'" are showing 
up. Examples:

the comment was copied over to:


vs missing here:


vs missing here:

-- Hauke D

On 11.10.19 20:04, Todd Rinaldo wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:35 PM Sawyer X <> wrote:
>> On October 18, we will begin the conversion of all RT cases to GitHub
>> issues. Existing issues in RT will be unavailable until the conversion
>> completes. (Expected duration 2-3 days).
> Hi all.
> I've been tasked with coding and testing the RT conversion next week.
> Thanks to some help from github using an undocumented API, I've been
> able to cut down the conversion time to less than 24 hours.
> I have created a demo repo which will show everyone what the
> conversion will look like. Not every ticket was able to be converted
> perfectly because of the myriad encodings and formatting of the
> original issues. If you find major problems with the converted issues
> you think should be addressed before conversion, please feel free to
> give me feedback by email or by opening a new ticket in that repo. You
> can find the public repo here:
> I have done my best to identify and place diffs and system info into
> collapsible blocks so they do not pollute the issues. Because the
> source format is email, formatting issues sometimes lead to minor
> formatting issues of the converted ticket. All of the text has been
> copiously backslashed under the hood to be legible in github markdown.
> At the top of every issue is the original ticket which you can review
> to understand if it was broken to begin with.
> We're still looking for some RT ticket authors' github IDs. Being able
> to use their github ID instead of their legacy email will enhance the
> search functionality of the converted issues (mentions) as well as
> keep email addresses out of the converted tickets. If you see any
> issues with the currently planned map or know of the github ID of some
> of the missing people, please update this ticket or email me:
> The demo repo and the related cases will be deleted after the conversion.
> Thanks,
> Todd Rinaldo

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