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Andre Klapper
Bug wrangler, Wikimedia Foundation
Andre Klapper

About me

  • I am Andre and I'm a bugmaster. In the free and open source software world I spend some time on Wikimedia, GNOME, Maemo, Mer and Mozilla. I live in Europe and I occasionally blog.

My work

I'm Wikimedia's bug wrangler since October 2012. This means I manage issue reports and enhancements requests in the Wikimedia bugtracker (Bugzilla). I "triage" and clean up reports to get them into a valuable state whenever needed, maintain the bugtracker by adding / setting new products, milestones, versions etc, do some Bugsquad community building, and describe and improve workflows and common practices in bug report management. All information on Wikimedia bug management can be found here. This activity is also part of the Release and QA team. (Until 09 January 2013 I just had one user account, Malyacko, for my personal and staff edits.)
Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

Work status updates[edit | edit source]

Bugzilla[edit | edit source]


A very active bugday on Offline content generation / PDF rendering took place, organized and led by User:Nemo_bis. Wikimedia Bugzilla received several security updates (related RT tickets 1 and 2. A new component for IEG was created. Andre cleaned up some older Backport flags and proposed to remove a Target Milestone in the Wikimedia product.

Phabricator[edit | edit source]


After LDAP and SUL were successfully set up, the registration was enabled for everybody on Bugzilla users are encouraged to create an account in Phabricator.

Phabricator now allows interacting with external (non-Phabricator) users via email (like provided by RT). Regarding notifications, Valhallasw made phawikibugs run on Tools Labs and investigates related announcement rules and IRC bot to report Phabricator activity, and Phabricator now sends mail to the wikibugs-l mailing list for all task updates, similar to Bugzilla. Dealing with templates on wikis, Helder updated the 'tracked' template to accept Phabricator parameters and Quim ported the 'Extension' template to link to Phabricator in its Bugzilla section. Furthermore, Phabricator user profiles show which account a Phabricator account is associated with and have an IRC alias field, Phabricator's applications enabled by default were defined, the footer received a small fix, HSTS max-age was raised to one year, Phabricator's timezone now defaults to UTC. Christian is working on creating a Gerrit plugin to notify Phabricator tasks about related patches and Christopher is working on burndown charts functionality. Quim started discussions to plan migrating code review from Gerrit to Phabricator.

Based on the finished proof of concept for the Bugzilla migration, the next big step is to set up a preview instance showing how tickets imported from Bugzilla will look like in Phabricator.