Although I'm not engaged too much with Django development now, a big 
drawback of moving to GitHub issues for me would be that I could no longer 
do a Google search like "something something site:code.djangoproject.com". 
I could pretty much always find the ticket I was looking for that way. 
Maybe GitHub issue search would be just as good but I find Google results 
(with a snippet from the page) more useful.

Another migration consideration is that Trac tickets are formatted using a 
different syntax than GitHub issues.

A migration feels like weeks of work and it doesn't strike me as a "heck 
yea!" improvement. There would probably be benefits and drawbacks. As 
Carlton said, I think it's time that could be more usefully allocated.

I wonder how putting issues on GitHub would increase engagement? Is it that 
Trac isn't discoverable from GitHub? What if GitHub let us redirect 
https://github.com/django/django/issues (with the "Issues" tab) to 
code.djangoproject.com?

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4:48:14 AM UTC-4, Carlton Gibson wrote:
>
> Just on this point: 
>
> > I agree with Andrew Godwins statement on Django loosing many 
> contributors over the years and being in largely maintenance mode. 
>
> First, I'm not sure Andrew actually said this. Rather I think he reported 
> is a point raised. However...
>
> I hear this kind of thing said. It ties-in with the "Django is boring" 
> trope, when that's not meant as a compliment. 
>
> I think it couldn't be further from the truth. 
>
> Yes, these ain't the wild west days of yore. (Granted)
>
> But Django has successfully transitioned (with large thanks to the effort 
> Tim Graham put in as Fellow over that time) from young to mature and it 
> still growing. 
>
> Even if you take out your favourite headline feature — don't say it :) — 
> v3.0 is going to be an awesome release. 2.2 was too. And 2.1. And it's 
> continuing forward. 
>
> I wish we'd drop negative self-talk. It lowers morale and isn't even 
> correct. Django is in great shape, and only getting stronger. 
>
> Could we do with more contributors? Yes. So let's do what we can to make 
> that better. 
>
> I think of the effort to move from Trac. Maybe it's worth it... But I 
> think of the same effort spent improving djangoproject.com, and the How 
> to contribute guides (I think Tobias said the Contributing docs are 
> X-thousands of words—all great but not necessarily that approachable), and 
> so on, and I wonder if it's the best ROI? (That's a genuinely open 
> question: DRF uses GitHub issues I don't see it leading to any more 
> engagement there...) 
>
> Go Django Go! 🙂
>
>
>
>

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