proposed policy change, new contributors use gitlab merge requests, not direct pushes

Hal Murray hmurray at
Tue Jan 19 23:06:35 UTC 2016

fallenpegasus at said:
> I am proposing instituting a project policy change, to generally not grant
> write/push access to the main gitlab repo to any additional contributors.

> Instead, we will ask contributors to open a gitlab merge request with their
> change, and then members of the existing core team will review their merge
> request and act on it. 

Seems fine to me.  I think there may be some fine print to work out.

I think there is some way to tell git to grab a patch and make it look like 
it was submitted by the author.  We need to document that recipe.

Is there a simple way I can pull the changes locally to try them out?  Again, 
we need documentation.

It may take a mailing list to get somebody to look for changes that need 

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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