Gitlab fork or branch workflow?

Kåre Särs kare.sars at
Sun Feb 2 10:04:09 GMT 2020

On lördag 1 februari 2020 kl. 22:35:31 EET Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> On 2020-02-01 21:33, Kåre Särs wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I tried to search for the the answer to this but could not find it.
> > 
> > What is the preferred way to make a pull-request on for
> > Kate
> > (and other KDE projects)? Is it to create a personal fork or to create
> > a
> > branch in the main repo?
> I tend to just use branches in the main repository.
> I am not aware of some KDE wide rule for this at the moment.

I just noticed a little drawback with using branches in the main repo. The 
commit message for the pull-request branch comes together with the normal 
commit messages to master and stable branches. This adds noise to the commit 
messages... I can add mail filters at my end, but I wonder if there could be a 
filter on gitlab...

> > From issues in it is possible to create branches
> > directly in
> > the master repo...
> Would be ok with that.
> > We are not supposed to use gitlab as bug tracker, but are we going to
> > use the
> > issues for our development tasks?
> I think we can use it for development tasks.
> For user bug reports, is the way to go.
> > Do we want to document the way of working in the
> I think that would make sense ;)
> Let's wait for more feedback here, then we can add some lines.
> Greetings
> Christoph

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