Proposal to move Fedora Magazine Newsroom to GitLab

Recently, the Fedora Project announced that there is now a Fedora namespace available on GitLab.1 I’d like to propose to migrate to GitLab. I find that GitLab is generally easier to use, and I’m more used to it. Furthermore, mobile support is a lot more usable too because Pagure struggles a lot on mobile. The search engine optimization should be a lot better too thanks to the mobile support.

I’m aware that migrating to another website – especially when we have already switched last year – will be really annoying and time consuming. I just wanted to know if it’s okay for us to switch to the Fedora namespace.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I’m not crazy about the idea. :slightly_smiling_face:

If the other editor is strongly in favor of it though, I’ll give the idea more consideration. The big plus of Pagure is that it works directly with the same FAS accounts as the other three systems we use (WordPress, Discourse, Element/Matrix). Although GitLab supports mapping its accounts to FAS accounts, they aren’t the same account. I couldn’t use my glb username on GitLab, for example, because apparently that was the original name for the “GitLab Bot” :upside_down_face:. I am not a :robot:!!! :stuck_out_tongue:

As a once editor and sometimes vocal Fedora guy, I say leave it as it is. @glb and @rlengland have put some effort into improving the process, and like is noted by Greg, it is well integrated with the current Magazine workflow.

I’m not in favour of changing our current tool set. The integration of Pagure and FAS removes the stumbling block of requiring authors to have more than one login. We would trade that convenience for a better mobile experience and from my standpoint I don’t thing the trade off is worth it. Personally I rarely use Pagure or GitLab on a mobile device.

I’ve never tried to use mobile phones when editing either. I cannot really imagine trying to edit WordPress articles on a mobile. Since other parts of the workflow effectively “require” a keyboard, I don’t think there would really be anything to be gained by strengthening this particular link in the chain.

So I think this idea is a no-go for now. Sorry. Maybe we can revisit it when telepathic interfaces are added to mobile phones for easier and more accurate textual input. :slightly_smiling_face:

That’s okay. It was just a proposal after all.

If you edit WordPress articles on the web, then it is really bad. The WordPress application works fine. I’ve used it and I don’t think it’s that bad.