[Biopython-dev] Retiring our old RedMine bug tracker

Markus Piotrowski Markus.Piotrowski at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Wed Jul 20 19:16:23 UTC 2016

I would also volunteer but I'm unsure what exactly is the job?
Should there be a special tag to put to the title of a transferred issue?
How to delete the issues on RedMine or mark them as transferred?
Copy the whole RedMine issue including its discussion into the GitHub issue?


Am 20.07.2016 um 20:19 schrieb Travis Wrightsman:
> I should be able to donate some time to this. Will the volunteers be 
> reading through each issue to see if it was solved and creating new 
> issues on the GitHub repository if it's still an open issue?
> -Travis
> (First one didn't reply to all)
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 3:59 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com 
> <mailto:p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello Biopythoneers,
>     After we moved our code repository to GitHub, we started using
>     their issue track which integrates with pull requests etc:
>     https://github.com/biopython/biopython/issues
>     Prior to that we were using an OBF hosted RedMine instance
>     (itself migrated from an even older Bugzilla server):
>     https://redmine.open-bio.org/projects/biopython
>     Once you click though any annoying certificate warning, you'll
>     see there are still about 90 open issues and 20 feature requests.
>     The OBF would like to shut down the RedMine server since no
>     one is actively using it any more, and it is costing us money
>     in AWS fees.
>     Several years ago we talked about manually triaging these, i.e.
>     refiling and cross referencing any relevant issues on GitHub,
>     and closing irrelevant issues:
>     http://lists.open-bio.org/pipermail/biopython-dev/2013-August/019939.html
>     Do we have any volunteers to help with this?
>     In the absence of any volunteers to review the old RedMine
>     issues, Plan B is to follow BioPerl's lead and do an automated
>     migration to a dedicated GitHub repository just for the old
>     issues:
>     https://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live-redmine
>     Who can help out?
>     Thank you,
>     Peter
>     (Speaking here primarily as a Biopython developer, but I am
>     also secretary for the Open Bioinformatics Foundation board)
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> Travis Wrightsman
> University of California, Riverside
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