Proposal: make squash-merging the default behavior for gitlab MRs

David Hurka david.hurka at
Tue Oct 6 20:08:10 BST 2020

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:26:02 PM CEST Nate Graham wrote:
> Taking stock of the responses so far, it doesn't seem like there's much
> enthusiasm for the original proposal. That's fine, and I can understand
> the desire to push people to improve their git skills.

Yes, I interpret this thread the same.

> It seems like
> there is some agreement on an alternative, which various people have
> proposed:
> GitLab already *kind of* offers this, in the form of the "Squash
> commits" checkbox next to the merge button.

Isn’t it true that “Allow contributions” must be checked before the “Squash 
commits” checkbox is available? (I already wrote that, but I feel people don’t 
care, so I make it a question now.)

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