Handling off comm-* repository merges

Mark Banner mbanner at mozilla.com
Thu Oct 29 07:59:38 UTC 2015

The merges have been moved forward to today (see Sylvestre's 
dev.planning post).

I've not had any offers for taking over this yet.


On 26/10/2015 11:48, Mark Banner wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've currently been doing comm-* repository merges for the last few 
> years, and I'd like to hand them off to other people now. Hence, I'm 
> looking for volunteers, so you know what you're signing up for, here's 
> a few pointers:
>   * Merges happen once every six weeks on merge day
>     <https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease/Calendar>. Generally these
>     happen in the morning pacific time.
>   * We have scripts (and some older documentation) to automatically
>     merge the repositories. Only a quick visual check of the results
>     is required.
>   * Only one person is needed to do the merges on a particular day,
>     but having multiple people who can do it would obviously be better
>     if someone is away.
>   * I think its probably a requirement that you're already familiar
>     with pushing to comm-*, level 3 access is definitely required.
>   * You'll need to have treestatus access to be able to close & open
>     the trees
>   * You probably don't have bandwidth limits on your connection (the
>     current scripts perform fresh clones each time to ensure a clean
>     merge)
> I'd like to transition to at least one person starting next week - 2nd 
> Nov. I should be around for the December one as well if there's any 
> follow-up questions, but generally I'd like to move away from doing 
> these now.
> If you want to help out with these, please let me know. If there's 
> more than one, we'll look at getting a couple of you up to speed, and 
> then you can arrange it amongst yourselves.
> Mark.

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