MODX Issues are Moving to GitHub

MODX is Moving to GitHub

We are happy to share that we are moving all issue tracking for MODX to GitHub from our Redmine-based in the coming weeks. The move will affect all versions of MODX and any Extras managed and maintained by the MODX team.

We have been managing integrations at GitHub for a number of years, however we’ve kept issue management in Redmine for most of that time. The move will significantly streamline the development process. Developers will no longer have to go back and forth between the two sites to find and update issues; everything will live at GitHub. This also means we can get rid of yet-another-server to manage—yay!

The popularity of GitHub for managing open source projects means that people with a wide range of skill levels are familiar with the GitHub interface. This will provide a less intimidating experience for new users, while providing a consistent and all-in-one location for contributors to find issues to work on and submit pull request to.

We will be carefully exporting and migrating all issues from Tracker to GitHub, therefore, no issues will be lost. In addition, we’re making special effort to redirect issue URLs so links to issues from the forums etc., will not be orphaned.

We’re confident that this move will increase collaboration, improve workflow and encourage more people to submit and review issues.

Again, this move will happen within the next few weeks. We’ll post again when we’ve made the transition.

Jay heads up Customer Development and Delight at MODX. He started with MODX while running his small web development and marketing company and has a background in Marketing and Management. He lives with his wife Tracy and daughter Georgia in a small riverside town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.


  1. Kris Sarratt
    Dec 02, 2013 at 09:33 PM
    Nice...this is gonna streamline our process for reporting bugs and hopefully encourage our team to report bug issues much faster since we already use Github for all our projects.

    1. Tom Wilson
      Dec 03, 2013 at 03:33 AM
      Wow! You guys are really cleaning house! First with the documentation and now with the bug tracker. 2014 looks to be shaping up to be an awesome year already!

      1. Mark Ernst
        Dec 13, 2013 at 09:45 AM
        Didn't notice the blog, did notice the warning on the tracker as of today. Good news, I guess, but a lot of fields are missing which, imho, will affect your acceptance rate since you will have to read every single issue and see what it's actually about.

        All and all, good news, less maintenance, more streamlined production -- all is good!

        1. Jay Gilmore
          Dec 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM
          Mark, yes, we may have more work to do but it will also dramatically improve the workflow, managing the software in two places for so long was extremely inefficient. Thanks for your support. Of course suggestions for improving are welcome.

        2. Pavel Lovtsevich
          Dec 15, 2013 at 05:02 PM
          Really great news!

          I think it will increase community involvement in code writing and product development.

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