[Numpy-discussion] Issue tracking

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Sep 27 19:10:29 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Thouis (Ray) Jones <thouis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thouis, what needs to be done to make a testbed of the conversion ?
> I just returned to this a couple of days ago [*], and last night
> successfully imported all the trac issues (from my somewhat
> out-of-date snapshot) to this repo:
> https://github.com/thouis/numpy-trac-migration

Skimmed some of the bugs:

The "(migrated from Trac #xxx)" in all the bug titles is kind of
intrusive and distracting -- maybe reduce this to just "(was Trac
#xxx)" or even "(Trac#xxx)" or so?


"Reported 2011-03-04 by atmention:rgommers, assigned to unknown." <-
This atmention thing looks like a bug.

In the main body of the bug (and also in some comments), your code
managed to convert one {{{source-code block}}} into a ```source-code
block```, but failed on several others.

"Comment in Trac by atmention:rgommers, 2012-05-19" <-- aside from the
atmention: thing, wouldn't it be better to put the commenter first so
it's more visible when skimming comments? Maybe something like
"@rgommers wrote on 2012-05-19:"?

"Marked as knownfail in 1.6.x branch in commit:6922cf8" <- fails to
create a link to the commit.

https://github.com/thouis/numpy-trac-migration/issues/3777: There are
several mysterious empty comments here. (Apparently they came from
milestone change messages.) Maybe this is already fixed, b/c I saw
other milestone change messages, but fyi.

https://github.com/thouis/numpy-trac-migration/issues/3774: Some
originally-bold text has mysterious punctuation marks instead.
('''Problem''', '''Expectation of Behavior''', ...)

This comment refers to an attachment by linking directly into the
original trac instance. Are we going to keep trac alive indefinitely
to serve these links, or is there some other plan...?

For the boilerplate text at the beginning of every ticket ("Original
ticket http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1155\nReported
2009-06-30 by trac user gorm, assigned to atmention:rgommers."), it
would be nice if it were somehow set off visually to make clearer
where the actual start of the ticket text is. Maybe it could be
italicized, or we could put a rule underneath it, or something?


Anyway, these are mostly nitpicks (all except the attachment thing I
guess, that seems like it could be a problem). Thanks so much for your
work on this; it's really appreciated.


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