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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 (Phabricator). 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. (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]

§Bug management[edit | edit source]


Several projects were created or archived. The Triage documentation received a section about Cookie licking.

§Phabricator[edit | edit source]


Phabricator was upgraded and received several fixes such as improved matching in the "Projects" dropdown proposals. Also, project links by default show the workboard (if set up) instead of the project summary, received a project bar on the left, and some URLs changed. The Sprint extension shows avatars on cards, is invoked by setting a checkbox in the project settings instead of using an "§" in the name, the Burndown chart does not depend on Maniphest task status anymore, and supports setting "Can Edit Task Status" and "Can Assign Tasks" policies (currently not enabled). The full list of changes is available and corresponding documentation was updated. Regarding migration of teams to Phabricator, the Collaboration team migrated from Trello (thanks to improvements on the Trello migration script) and Language Engineering team migrated from Mingle. Phabricator's search was reverted from ElasticSearch to the MySQL backend, fixing numerous issues. Furthermore, the separate was removed (superseded by, work continued on turning Bugzilla into a static version. The "Needs Volunteer" priority was renamed to "Lowest", Gerrit repository ownership permission handling moved fom the wiki to Phabricator, the documentation about the "Security" dropdown got improved, Gadget-BugStatusUpdate.js got adapted to Phabricator, email task creation instructions were clarified, the "Export to Excel" button renamed, and guidelines for tracking tasks versus projects were written.