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From Mark Grover <>
Subject Re: Merging PRs
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:18:14 GMT
Thanks Austin,
If you could please put this in a wiki page (sorry if you have already and
I haven't noticed), that'd be great.

Also, about the merging part. The PR says merged
<> and that happened over 2
hours ago. Our single source of truth code repo is the ASF git repo ( - is just a clone.

And, the ASF git repo doesn't seem to have that change. The (albeit,
undocumented) practice based on what I know is to use github PRs for
reviewing, but the final push has to be to the ASF git repo, not to the

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Austin Leahy <>

> Happy Friday everybody!
> I just merged my first PR since we switched from ONI to Spot and I learned
> several things about the way that asf works.
> TL;DR: Bookmark this email for when you get confused about why your PR
> hasn't merged.
> As a result I wanted to share what I learned with our contributors who may
> not be familiar with how the foundation's github repos work.
> Committers have PR rights but not write access to any particular branch in
> the repo. The best way to submit PRs is to use the Forking git-flow
> workflow.
> forking-workflow
> (one of the better explanations of how this works)
> The ASF runs its repository operations with bots in order to merge a PR
> several things need to happen
>    - PRs need to Be tied to a ticket in the SPOT jira instance
> The bot looked at my PR when I added added a reference to the Jira ticket
> in my PR;
> "resolves SPOT-143"
>    - PR needs members to review the PR
> everyone on the list has been really great with +1's and comments for
> ongoing discussions. However to actually trigger merges we need people to
> use github's review feature to approve the PR. *The review button appears
> when you look at the diff for the PR.*
> Once those things happened the merge happened quickly and the changes went
> live to the website almost instantly.
> Hopefully this can help us get moving on some of our lingering minor PRs
> e.g.
> Here is a more advanced version of this discussion from the zookeeper wiki
> Merging+Github+Pull+Requests
> Thanks Austin

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