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Re: We need to enable auto close in github pull requests




On 25.03.2017 18:06, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El dissabte, 25 de març de 2017, a les 17:15:29 CET, Ralf Habacker va 
> escriure:
>> Am 22.03.2017 um 07:55 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
>>> Em segunda-feira, 13 de mar�o de 2017, �s 01:53:05 PDT, Ralf Habacker
>>>
>>> escreveu:
>>>> Am 13.03.2017 um 00:31 schrieb Albert Astals Cid:
>>>>> Looking at https://github.com/pulls?q=is%3Apr+org%3Akde+is%3Aopen makes
>>>>> me
>>>>> very sad seeing how there's people that want to contribute but will
>>>>> never
>>>>> get an answer.
>>>>>
>>>>> Even if you click to those 109 closed you can see how there are some
>>>>> that
>>>>> are from people that clearly got fed up from waiting.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please people that administer the github account (�Riddell?) make that
>>>>> happen
>>>>
>>>> It may be unrelated but; At least for the github KDE/umbrello repo there
>>>> is the following message displayed:  Only those with write access to
>>>> this repository can merge pull requests.
>>>> Looking at the related pull requests for umbrello they looks reasonable.
>>>> Who is able to merge them ?
>>>
>>> That's the ntire point: *no* one is able to merge GitHub Pull Requests in
>>> most of the repositories. That's by policy, since the submission should
>>> go through Phabricator instead.
>>
>> Unfortunally people did not may be noticed about that policy on creating
>> the pull request. Not better to use the github pull request template
>> (see https://github.com/blog/2111-issue-and-pull-request-templates ) to
>> inform them before creating an autoclosed request ?
> 
> Obviously when i mean autoclosing i mean  close it and point them to the right 
> place, not just close it.
> 
> Cheers,
>   Albert
> 

If there is both, a README and README.md file in the repo, the README.md is preferred for
the "about" text of the project shown on Github. Which means we could add a README.md with
some standard text to every repo only for Github.

The advantage is that contributors will (most likely) see this before they create the pull
request. (Or as an addition to a PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE file and/or autoclose script).

Cheers
Alex