[gmx-developers] Asking for Gitlab UI improvements

Joe Jordan e.jjordan12 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 15:35:06 CEST 2020

Hi all,

We are all trying to get accustomed to using gitlab, and it should not be
surprising that there are a number of pain points when switching to a new
workflow style and system. Surely many issues are simply that we need to
figure out some community standards and best practices that work well for
us given the constraints of gitlab. However, some pain points are because
there are necessary features missing in gitlab. Something that I just
learned is that if someone is complaining about a lack of feature
completeness in the gitlab UI, you can find an open issue (
https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues) and paste it in the thread
where the complaints are occurring. This automatically tags that issue (see
https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues/7834). Presumably this plays
into which tasks gitlab devs actually work on, probably also including
something about how big of a customer the project doing the tagging is.
This should be something we make a habit of doing so that there is a good
chance of our issues being addressed.

tl;dr complain to gitlab about features you want by tagging the relevant
issues in relevant threads.

Happy coding,
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