Handling off comm-* repository merges

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Thu Oct 29 11:56:01 UTC 2015

Mark / Philipp,

I could probably help out with these too. I think I meet all the
requirements. :)

Unfortunately I'm not available today to help out.


On 10/29/15 4:17 AM, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> sorry for not getting to this earlier. While I am hesitant to take yet
> another role, I am probably the foremost candidate for this. At least
> aleth and I have treestatus access, I think it would be good to
> involve some other folks though in case I am not available during the
> merge time.
> Philipp
> On 10/29/15 8:59 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
>> 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.
>> Mark.
>> 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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