Some experimentation has begun with Discourse and its possible interface with a couple of Wikimedia mailing lists. I'd like to get some server-side assistance with investigating how this can be accomplished on Wikimedia-l. (I would be willing to write code for this, if necessary.)
|Duplicate||None||T124690 Successful pilot of Discourse on https://discourse.wmflabs.org/ as an alternative to wikimedia-l mailinglist|
|Resolved||Austin||T126458 Wikimedia-l <-> Discourse synchronization (PRELIMINARY)|
It looks like I have an SVN account under adhair, which appears to have been automatically created and linked for me some time ago to User:Austin_Hair. My global account is User:Austin, however, and I'd prefer the username austin linked to that. (Either way, it would be nice to keep my commit history.)
I suppose the best thing to do would be to request a username change first, and go from there? It's been a long time since I contributed as a developer, so I'm not familiar with how accounts are linked with what software.
Yeah, it's an old RT import I'm afraid. I don't see anything sensitive but I probably shouldn't really open it myself. Ops probably can. Luckily, only the LDAP admins need that info, I think.
@Austin: I was just about to look into the possibility of doing this for you myself, but I couldn't actually find a user with uid=adhair. Which seems strange because you appear to have had an SVN account under that name according to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/author
It was probably ported over from my CVS login, so that gives you an idea of how old it is. I can imagine that it got missed in at least one import script.
Should I open a ticket for this? Can you point me to where, exactly, so I don't do it in the wrong place?
USERINFO files weren't ever used for things like this...
What it honestly sounds like is that Austin never had an LDAP account for SVN (and thus never migrated to LDAP for wikitech).... probably pre-dates to when we had actual system accounts for everyone in SVN :)
What he said ^^^
Unless i missed something then this is about shell access to the labs instance where Discourse is running combined with your existing list admin access in mailman, so it's not really a " Wikimedia-Mailing-lists (Shell/site)" thing on the lists server shell as the tag suggests.