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From Florian Hockmann ...@florian-hockmann.de>
Subject Using a bot to keep dependencies up to date
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:43:11 GMT

we have a lot of dependencies in TinkerPop in different projects and
even across different languages. That makes it hard to keep them updated
which sometimes has security implications.

I recently noticed that other open source projects use a bot that
regularly checks whether any updates are available for their
dependencies and then creates one PR per dependency. Just to try it out
with TinkerPop, I activated such a bot on my fork:


and the overall result looks quite good in my opinion. It created a lot
of PRs* and most could probably be directly merged. The bot can also be
easily configured just by adding comments to its PR, for example to
ignore a certain (major/minor/patch) version of a dependency:


What do you think about adding such a bot for our repo?

* This is limited to only 5 PRs per day at first to not overwhelm a
project with PRs.

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