Phabricator is an open-source software development platform used for project management, bug reporting, feature requests, and code review in an integrated fashion.
Get started[edit | edit source]
You can also watch a screencast about handling tasks/bugs.
First missions include
- Creating your account
- Creating a task
- If you maintain projects: Creating a project and learning about project management in Phabricator.
For Phabricator support and camaraderie, join.
There is a test instance at phab-01.wmflabs.org. Use it to learn and experiment, not for serious work.
Get involved[edit | edit source]
We are working on the migration of several developer infrastructure services to one single Phabricator instance. It's a very exciting project! We welcome your help.
- Learn to use Phabricator. Play and test in our Labs instance as much as you want. Check out the documentation and short videos on Phabricator/Help.
- Git and Gerrit users are welcome to the Gerrit-Migration project. We need help learning about the possibilities of Phabricator in this area: what is missing, what exists in a different way, what is remarkably interesting, which are the blockers that should be reported upstream?
Report bugs and feature requests[edit | edit source]
Please see How to report a bug for general information how to report bugs in any projects via Wikimedia Phabricator.
Regarding reporting bugs in the Phabricator software itself:
We have two different projects to handle Phabricator related tasks:
- Phabricator contains all the tasks specific to Wikimedia Phabricator: our processes, aspects related to migration of Wikimedia data, local customizations...
- Phabricator-upstream is used for tasks that should be handled upstream at https://secure.phabricator.com: generic Phabricator bugs and feature requests which are not specific to Wikimedia's Phabricator instance.
See the Wikimedia Phabricator bug workflow for more details.
Developers[edit | edit source]
As a PHP developer, you're welcome to contribute enhancements and new features upstream. Learn more at Phabricator/Code.
Weekly update / maintenance window[edit | edit source]
Phabricator doesn't have releases, and therefore it is up to us to decide how close do we want to follow the upstream version. There is a weekly window for updates and other maintenance tasks on Wednesdays at 5:00PM Pacific (Thursday Midnight, 0:00 UTC) (check your timezone) and users will get redirected to Phabricator/Maintenance. We don't necessarily update Phabricator every week, but we reserve this window to use as needed, usually twice per month, depending on the urgency of outstanding bugs fixed upstream. The expected downtime during this window is between 0 and 30 minutes.
Migration timeline[edit | edit source]
Beware, the Phabricator team may change this sequence as plans evolve (although we try not to).
- Deployment of https://legalpad.wikimedia.org/ (project) Done
- Migration of data from fab.wmflabs.org to phabricator.wikimedia.org Done
- New test instance in Labs open to everyone, blocked by Done
- phabricator.wikimedia.org open to all Wikimedia users Done
- Test instance containing Bugzilla reports automatically migrated
- Done end of Bugzilla preview feedback period, announcement of Bugzilla migration date.
- Bugzilla migration (1-4 days downtime, see detailed timeline), blocked by
- Community review of the Bugzilla migration test instance (two weeks) Done
- Bugzilla to Phabricator import script Done
- Elasticsearch (but temporarily reverted) Done
- Move Bugzilla to old-bugzilla.wikimedia.org as a read-only instance Done
- Automatic redirects from Bugzilla reports to Phabricator tasks Done
- Wiki templates for Bugzilla pointing to Phabricator Done
- Gerrit plugin to sync tasks with code reviews Done
- IRC bots reporting Phabricator activity Done
- How to organize projects Done
- How to claim Bugzilla reports Done
- Documentation for Bugzilla users Done
- Communication plan Done
- Done Approval from Wikimedia Foundation Engineering management
- Done Reminder: Bugzilla migrated projects and tasks must be Visible To Public
- RT migration (8 hours downtime of Phabricator; blocked by Done except for minor queues, 2014-12-18 00:00UTC-08:00UTC: Phabricator RT migration:
- Burndown charts & migration from Scrumbugz Done
- In progress Define main tasks (epics) for code review in Phabricator
- Total migration from Mingle; cf. T825 Done, 2015-06-30:
- In progress, before 2015-06-30? Total migration from Trello; cf. T825
- To do, before 2015-07-31? Proof of concept of code review in Phabricator
- To do, before 2015-07-31? Total migration from gitblit
- To do, before 2015-12-31? Total migration from Gerrit
- To do, before 2015-12-31? Total migration from Jenkins