[QGIS-Developer] backporting nightmare

Matthias Kuhn matthias at opengis.ch
Tue Mar 3 23:01:07 PST 2020

On 3/4/20 7:48 AM, Denis Rouzaud wrote:
> Le mer. 4 mars 2020 à 02:56, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com 
> <mailto:nyall.dawson at gmail.com>> a écrit :
>     On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 at 10:48, William Kyngesburye
>     <woklist at kyngchaos.com <mailto:woklist at kyngchaos.com>> wrote:
>     > If it's just a buggy backport bot, then that's bad timing on my
>     part, after all my dwindling spare time it took me to get caught
>     up on my Mac build, I get this.
>     It is. The bot got seriously crippled by an upstream change, and now
>     it's a coin toss on the results you'll get.
> I plan to give another approach a try during the HF.
> The idea would be to use a CLI tool 
> (https://github.com/sqren/backport or 
> https://github.com/chainer/backport) which would be run a cron workflow.
> Using a cron will avoid the issues of PR from forks (the workflow user 
> has rights to create branches).
> Hopefully these tools work better than the current bot.
> The only drawback I see up to now is that you'll have to wait for the 
> cron to start (30min?).

It looks like the bot fails on cherry-picking merge commits and would 
(likely) do fine if a `-m` option was provided - at least that's what's 
missing from the commands in the comment.

Maybe it's as easy as adding this?


>     > Don't Panic
> Let's try ;)
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