GitLab conventions

Ben Gamari ben at
Tue Apr 2 18:24:55 UTC 2019

Ryan Scott < at> writes:

> Thanks! The updated information is now on
>, for those
> who are curious:
>> While the release manager can perform the backport on your behalf, it is
> appreciated if you open a merge request with the backported patches
> yourself.
> One further question: if a patch (that is intended to be backported) first
> lands on master, is it considered good practice to leave the corresponding
> issue open until the backport happens, similar to Trac's "merge" status? Or
> is this practice obsolete in the new label-based workflow?
Indeed this should be documented (which I have done): the ticket should
remain open. To identify backports I look at open tickets bearing the
"backport needed" label.


- Ben
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