[sane-devel] [janitorial] Alioth Tracker Item → GitLab Issue

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Mar 25 02:40:46 UTC 2018

Hi all,

A couple of days ago on sane-devel, I wrote:

> Today Alioth Tracker Item #315943 was submitted.  We now have 1583 bugs
> and 53 feature requests registered at Alioth.  About a quarter of the
> bugs and half of the feature requests is still open.  When Alioth gets
> discontinued (sometime May 2018 for all I know) *all* that information
> will become inaccessible.
> I have been looking[1] at transferring these Tracker Items to GitLab
> issues but things on the Alioth side do not look easy (see the issue
> for details).  Currently, I am looking at scraping Alioth for all of
> the information on our Tracker Items and use that to create issues on
> GitLab.  I haven't made up my mind yet about whether to use a special
> "tracker-items" project for that or try to create the issues on the
> right project, i.e. one of backends, frontends or website.  Whichever
> way I decide, issues can be moved between projects on GitLab anyway so
> it's not such a big deal.
>  [1]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/ops/issues/10

I've been able to pull all but two of the Tracker Items we have at
Alioth with the code I pushed to


The two issues that I have not been able to pull (so far) are both on
the Bugs tracker (310605 and 311568).  For some reason the connection

Anyway, I have HTML pages and attachments for all 1634 other items.
Next on the agenda is figuring out how to get this on GitLab ;-)

Oh, I'll be monitoring the Alioth Trackers for changes every now and
then.  There's no way to make them read-only :-(

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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