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Re: Gitlab Evaluation & Migration




On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 03:15:58PM -0700, Nate Graham wrote:
>  ---- On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:12:55 -0700 Eike Hein <hein@xxxxxxx> wrote ---- 
>  > On 2/27/19 4:38 AM, Nate Graham wrote: 
>  > > It's really pretty nice. But  Gitlab has a fork-the-repo-and-submit-a-merge-request workflow, so in steps 3 and 4, people without commit access won't just be able to start hacking with the source checkout that kdesrc-build downloads, or else they won't be able to push their branch to any remotes and create a Merge Request. 
>  >  
>  > No, this is not correct. 
>  >  
>  > When you have a local git repository (be it your own or a clone), it can  
>  > interact with any number of remote git repositories. 
>  >  
>  > When you do `git clone <something>`, git automatically adds <something>  
>  > as a remote named "origin" to the local repository. But what "origin"  
>  > points to can be changed at any time, or other remotes with other names  
>  > can be added for pushing too. "origin" is just a convention. 
>  >  
>  > I.e. someone can totally do this: 
>  > 1. use kdesrc-build to clone stuff 
>  > 2. git checkout -b feature to make a feature branch 
>  > 3. hack 
>  > 4. make a private fork on gitlab 
>  > 5. push to their fork from the clone they've been working in 
>  >  
>  > It's not necessary to fork first and clone your fork to get started. 
> 
> Thanks Eike, that makes e a lot of sense. Going to the website to fork
> each repo for the first time still adds an additional manual step
> compared to the status quo, so it would be nice if we can get
> kdesrc-build so set up forks automatically. That would be really
> slick.

That would be slick. I wonder if Gitlab exposes an API for that (ideally
something that doesn't involve kdesrc-build having to store your creds)?
Potentially this API
https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/api/projects.html#fork-project (though it's
documented for EE not CE)?

Regards,
 - Michael Pyne