[webkit-dev] WebKit Transition to Git

Robert Ma robertma at chromium.org
Mon Oct 5 07:15:56 PDT 2020

On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 6:22 AM Frédéric Wang <fwang at igalia.com> wrote:

> One thing to take into account is that WebKit's repository is big and
> public GitHub/GitLab prevent creating large repository by default. This
> means it might not be possible for contributors to actually fork
> WebKit's repository on their account and then create a pull request
> (which is the standard way IIUC). Instead, we would probably end up
> doing like web-platform-tests and give contributors the permission to
> create branches to the WebKit account and make Pull Request to the
> master branch. Probably, we should forbid people to commit to the master
> branch directly (I think someone broke WPT's master branch that way last
> year)...

Note that this is not exactly the reason we give people write access in
WPT. The WPT repo is not too big to impede forking. Rather, this was to
work around some CI setup constraints (e.g. some secrets not accessible
from forks), most of which have been resolved so the write access is
largely for convenience for active developers (e.g. avoid having to sync
the fork

And yeah, do remember to protect the master branch :)
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