The usefulness of phabricator was limited. If I catch a but before a user reports it, I could be pretty much assured that it will be duplicated in the forums. Or once a bug was reported in the forums, I’d have to open a ticket on phabricator. If a bug is fixed, I’d have to post in two places. That overhead isn’t great.
Some people presumably prefer opening tickets on github due to the network effect so they don’t have to create a ticket here.
github is non-ideal in case it decides to become hostile to Whonix or dong other (non-targeted) weird things.
Specifically now that phabricator randomly starts breaking. There’s a phabricator fork that might be fixed but deprecating phabricator would be better nonetheless.
Somehow its contents should be migrated somewhere.
It needs to be done at some point before loosing its contents (except from web archive).
I am not an expert on his matter, however I don’t see a reason why would you be using phabricator in first place? I never saw a FOSS project use it before. Why not a Gitea instance? or Codeberg? They’re both FOSS, keep it simple and work well with Tor
Phabricator is an open source project. It was integrated years ago. It did not succeed as a project and we suffered the consequences. Tons of issues live on https://phabricator.whonix.org/, and we want to get rid of it.
As a whole, hosting applications is not what we want to spend our time doing when we can avoid it. We have discussed gitea/codeberg before, but this sort of thing takes time away from meaningful development tasks. Github is fine for us for now. Gitlab was good but we ran in to storage limit issues.
I would like to use a more modern FLOSS Jira alternative for ticket tracking, but we get by with discourse for now.
self hosting is simple until it isnt. It takes time and resources. It costs money. There is DNS, TLS, server configuration, software dependencies, updates, and other things to maintain. On top of that, you have the issue of maintainers disappearing…when we go away, all it does is leave patrick with a bunch of headaches