[llvm-dev] RFC: Switching from Bugzilla to Github Issues

Martin Storsjö via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 25 04:49:12 PDT 2019

On Fri, 25 Oct 2019, Martin Storsjö via llvm-dev wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Oct 2019, James Y Knight via llvm-dev wrote:
>> We do not want to build supplementary notification systems to make github
>> issues send additional emails that it is unable to send itself. We will 
>> only
>> support what GitHub supports. That means:
>> - You can subscribe to notification emails for activity in the entire
>> llvm-project repository.
>> - You can subscribe to notification emails on an individual issue.
>> - Someone else can CC you on an individual issue to get your attention, and
>> you will get notifications from that (unless you opt-out).
> One thing comes to mind wrt workflows and how I often use bugzilla: After 
> bisecting a regression and filing a bug with the reproducer, I try to add CCs 
> for the author of the commit and potentially the reviewers who were involved 
> with the commit.
> In bugzilla it's fairly easy to try type people's names (which you find 
> easily via the Phabricator review) and bugzilla will autocomplete and let you 
> pick whoever seems to match what you typed.
> In github I'd presume you need to know the github username of the ones you 
> want to CC. For the cases where it matches the Phabricator username, this is 
> straightforward, but I'm sure there's a significant number of users where the 
> mapping isn't obvious.

Replying to myself here - I rememeberd that when viewing a commit on 
github, github is actually very good at replacing any references to the 
original author name with their github username (to the extent that it 
actually is hard to find the realname of the author when viewing a 

So for CCing people on issues, the author/committer should be easy to 
discover; potential related reviewers are the only ones where discovering 
their github usernames might be tricky. And that's much less important.

// Martin

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