[webkit-dev] Towards a commit-queue
abarth at webkit.org
Fri Jul 31 23:40:16 PDT 2009
I've been experimenting with a wrapper for bugzilla-tool that runs in
a loop and tries to land patches . Ideally, there would be enough
information in Bugzilla so I could kick off this script and make tea
while it does its thing. However, deciding whether a bug with an r+
patch is ready to be landed requires human intervention.
I went through the queue tonight and manually marked the bugs as
commit-ready by adding [commit+] to their titles. This worked well,
except that it made the bug titles ugly. I think a better solution is
to have flag analogous to r+ which is commit+. The flag means "I
certify that this patch is ready to be landed according to WebKit
process." Unlike r+, this flag would be settable by any committer
because it is the moral equivalent of typing "svn commit". In rare
cases, such as unreviewed build fixes, a patch could have commit+
without an r+.
In future, future land when we have a working commit queue, the actual
"svn commit" command might be run by a bot instead of a human.
 You can see my progress here: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27918
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