Retiring Phabricator - Migrating tasks to Gitlab

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat May 27 22:13:08 BST 2023

On Sun, May 28, 2023 at 8:24 AM Johannes Zarl-Zierl <johannes at>

> That's great news!
> Am Montag, 22. Mai 2023, 17:17:50 CEST schrieb Wolthera:
> > Overall, I've noticed that milestones are best for collecting tasks
> > related to a release or a defined project (Say, a new tool, importer
> > or workflow), while the boards are better for if you need to track the
> > state of multiple issues, because Gitlab Free doesn't allow filtering
> > of issues on a board (only having columns for a specific issue label),
> > which effectively makes it a different UI for the issue list. Because
> > the board columns map to a label, it makes sense to have columns be
> > converted to labels for the vast majority of projects, yes.
> I'm fine with having columns be mapped as labels.
> However, if it is easy to implement, having some columns be converted to
> milestones would be quite nice, since we have been using columns to track
> tasks related to our releases.

I haven't started looking into the full detail of what is needed to bring
detail across yet, however I imagine that may require a degree of extra
I'll comment more on this once i've examined the Gitlab and Phabricator
APIs I need to work with to do the data migration.

> Cheers,
>   Johannes

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