[mapserver-dev] updated Backport workflow

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Apr 4 09:56:50 PDT 2020

As of right now here are the associated labels that you can choose from:

   backport branch-6-4
   backport branch-7-4
   backport branch-7-6


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 2020-04-04 1:54 p.m., Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> Today I spent some effort on configuring a new Backport process, 
> leveraging the same tool that is now relied upon heavily by several 
> other projects such as QGIS, etc.  The big change now is that the 
> backport bot is triggered by setting one of the "backport ..." *LABELS*. 
>   Here is an example workflow:
>   - create PR to master
>   - then add one of the new "backport..." labels such as "backport 
> branch-7-6" to the PR
>   - when merged the bot will automagically create another PR to that branch
> Here is an example PR, notice the label set in right panel: 
> https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/pull/6035
> ..which when merged magically generated a PR into branch-7-6: 
> https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/pull/6036
> Let me know if anything needs modifying in the process, which is fully 
> configured in the file: 
> https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/blob/master/.github/workflows/backport.yml 
> Give it a try and let me know,
> -jeff

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