[All] Is it time to move on from StoryBoard? (Was: [All][StoryBoard] Angular.js Alternatives)

Stephen Finucane stephenfin at redhat.com
Wed Jan 27 16:08:45 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-01-27 at 14:52 +0100, Radosław Piliszek wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 11:18 AM Stephen Finucane <stephenfin at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 12:51 -0800, Kendall Nelson wrote:
> > > For better or for worse, we are a pretty small team and don't need to poll
> > > since we can all attend a meeting and agree there.
> > > 
> > > Calling for outside opinions was also a half hearted plea for help :)
> > 
> > Is this an indication that we finally have to settle on another bug tracker?
> > This has been discussed previously but I can't find any conclusions from those
> > past discussions, hence I'm asking again. I do not intend to dismiss the hard
> > work of those people working on StoryBoard in the slightest, but it does seem
> > like StoryBoard as a project has never really taken off outside OpenStack and is
> > having a hard time surviving, let alone growing, likely because of that along
> > with the widespread use of forge-style tools (GitHub, GitLab) and more
> > comprehensive project management tools (sigh, JIRA). I recall fungi (?) raising
> > the idea of enabling the more forge'y features, including the issue tracker, of
> > Gitea in the past, but there are also separate tools like (heaven forbid)
> > Bugzilla, Trac, Mantis, etc. that we could use. Heck, Launchpad is still around
> > and is still open source (though I recall there being other issues with that?).
> > We've already made a tough decision recently, with the sunsetting of ask.o.o,
> > and with the impending deprecation of Angular.js, perhaps this is as good a time
> > as any to do the same with StoryBoard?
> FWIW, I started a similar thread in September 2020: [1]
> You might want to read it too.
> [1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-discuss/2020-September/017164.html

Ugh, my search wasn't anywhere near thorough enough. Apologies and thanks for
the link. To summarize, it seems the blocker to using Gitea's issue tracking
feature is (a) lack of support for confidential issues and (b) how the front-end
is currently deployed, while the reason not to prefer Launchpad is the
requirement to use Canonical's SSO. We're not going to be able to fix the latter
so someone needs to either add confidential issue support to Gitea or propose
yet another tool to fill the gap. That or help rewrite the entire frontend of
StoryBoard, of course :)

/me also wonders how rough newer versions of upstream Bugzilla (vs. the heavily
customized Mozilla and Red Hat instances) are these days.


> -yoctozepto

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