Retiring Phabricator - Migrating tasks to Gitlab

Daniel Pflager daniel.pflager at
Fri May 26 03:52:39 BST 2023

Having used it for some years at Boeing, I find that gitlab has a competent
task management capability in the form of Issues.  While at Boeing, and
apparently at JP Morgan Chase, there was also an alternative (WIP
Work-In-Progress tool in Boeing-speak) in the form of Jira (integrated with
gitlab), I found gitlab sufficient - particularly for software maintenance
- because it fits nicely with an adapted KANBAN development process.

On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 2:31 PM Nate Graham <nate at> wrote:

> On 5/23/23 03:48, Ben Cooksley wrote:>     Also, in Phabricator, Tasks
> have no real "home"; they just have project
> >     tags, and they can have multiple such tags to be able to belong to
> >     multiple projects. For example "VDG" and also "Plasma". Such a Task
> >     shows up in both projects' workboards. But in GitLab, Issues need to
> >     live in one place and only one place. So for such Phab tasks, we
> would
> >     need a way to determine the single new home of the Task in GitLab,
> and
> >     perhaps tag them with global-scope labels or something?
> >
> >
> > Yes, we would need to do a deconflicting process there.
> > Any thoughts on the best approach to that?
> At least in the case where a Task is tagged with VDG and also something
> else, it probably makes sense to have it live on GitLab in the
> "something else" project/group/etc. Back in the Phab days, we used to
> tag everything VDG-relevant with the VDG tag, but on Gitlab it probably
> makes more sense to just CC the "@teams/vdg" group instead.
> Nate
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