Move the "Limit conflicts with EE" doc to "Automatic CE-> EE merge"

Signed-off-by: 's avatarRémy Coutable <remy@rymai.me>
parent 003a816a
......@@ -130,7 +130,8 @@ freeze date (the 7th) should have a corresponding Enterprise Edition merge
request, even if there are no conflicts. This is to reduce the size of the
subsequent EE merge, as we often merge a lot to CE on the release date. For more
information, see
[limit conflicts with EE when developing on CE][limit_ee_conflicts].
[Automatic CE->EE merge][automatic_ce_ee_merge] and
[Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition feature][ee_features].
### After the 7th
......@@ -281,4 +282,5 @@ still an issue I encourage you to open it on the [GitLab.com issue tracker](http
["Implement design & UI elements" guidelines]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#implement-design-ui-elements
[Thoughtbot code review guide]: https://github.com/thoughtbot/guides/tree/master/code-review
[done]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#definition-of-done
[limit_ee_conflicts]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/limit_ee_conflicts.html
[automatic_ce_ee_merge]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html
[ee_features]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/ee_features.html
......@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ comments: false
- [GitLab core team & GitLab Inc. contribution process](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/PROCESS.md)
- [Generate a changelog entry with `bin/changelog`](changelog.md)
- [Code review guidelines](code_review.md) for reviewing code and having code reviewed.
- [Limit conflicts with EE when developing on CE](limit_ee_conflicts.md)
- [Automatic CE->EE merge](automatic_ce_ee_merge.md)
## UX and frontend guides
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# Automatic CE->EE merge
GitLab Community Edition is merged automatically every 3 hours into the
Enterprise Edition (look for the [`CE Upstream` merge requests]).
This merge is done automatically in a
[scheduled pipeline](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/release-tools/-/jobs/43201679).
If a merge is already in progress, the job [doesn't create a new one](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/release-tools/-/jobs/43157687).
**If you are pinged in a `CE Upstream` merge request to resolve a conflict,
please resolve the conflict as soon as possible or ask someone else to do it!**
>**Note:**
It's ok to resolve more conflicts than the one that you are asked to resolve. In
that case, it's a good habit to ask for a double-check on your resolution by
someone who is familiar with the code you touched.
### Always merge EE merge request before their CE counterpart
**In order to avoid conflicts in the CE->EE merge, you should always merge the
EE version of your CE merge request (if present).**
The rationale for this is that as CE->EE merges are done automatically every few
hours, it can happen that:
1. A CE merge request that needs EE-specific changes is merged
1. The automatic CE->EE merge happens
1. Conflicts due to the CE merge request occur since its EE merge request isn't
merged yet
1. The automatic merge bot will ping someone to resolve the conflict **that are
already resolved in the EE merge request that isn't merged yet**
1. That's a waste of time, and that's why you should merge EE merge request
before their CE counterpart
## Avoiding CE->EE merge conflicts beforehand
To avoid the conflicts beforehand, check out the
[Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition feature](ee_features.md).
In any case, the CI `ee_compat_check` job will tell you if you need to open an
EE version of your CE merge request.
### Conflicts detection in CE merge requests
For each commit (except on `master`), the `rake ee_compat_check` CI job tries to
detect if the current branch's changes will conflict during the CE->EE merge.
The job reports what files are conflicting and how to setup a merge request
against EE.
#### How the job works?
1. Generates the diff between your branch and current CE `master`
1. Tries to apply it to current EE `master`
1. If it applies cleanly, the job succeeds, otherwise...
1. Detects a branch with the `ee-` prefix or `-ee` suffix in EE
1. If it exists, generate the diff between this branch and current EE `master`
1. Tries to apply it to current EE `master`
1. If it applies cleanly, the job succeeds
In the case where the job fails, it means you should create a `ee-<ce_branch>`
or `<ce_branch>-ee` branch, push it to EE and open a merge request against EE
`master`.
At this point if you retry the failing job in your CE merge request, it should
now pass.
Notes:
- This task is not a silver-bullet, its current goal is to bring awareness to
developers that their work needs to be ported to EE.
- Community contributors shouldn't submit merge requests against EE, but
reviewers should take actions by either creating such EE merge request or
asking a GitLab developer to do it **before the merge request is merged**.
- If you branch is too far behind `master`, the job will fail. In that case you
should rebase your branch upon latest `master`.
- Code reviews for merge requests often consist of multiple iterations of
feedback and fixes. There is no need to update your EE MR after each
iteration. Instead, create an EE MR as soon as you see the
`ee_compat_check` job failing. After you receive the final approval
from a Maintainer (but **before the CE MR is merged**) update the EE MR.
This helps to identify significant conflicts sooner, but also reduces the
number of times you have to resolve conflicts.
- Please remember to
[always have you EE merge request merged before the CE one](#always-merge-ee-merge-request-before-their-ce-counterpart).
- You can use [`git rerere`](https://git-scm.com/blog/2010/03/08/rerere.html)
to avoid resolving the same conflicts multiple times.
---
[Return to Development documentation](README.md)
......@@ -380,3 +380,9 @@ to avoid conflicts during CE to EE merge.
}
}
```
## gitlab-svgs
Conflicts in `app/assets/images/icons.json` or `app/assets/images/icons.svg` can
be resolved simply by regenerating those assets with
[`yarn run svg`](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-svgs).
# Limit conflicts with EE when developing on CE
This guide contains best-practices for avoiding conflicts between CE and EE.
## Daily CE Upstream merge
GitLab Community Edition is merged daily into the Enterprise Edition (look for
the [`CE Upstream` merge requests]). The daily merge is currently done manually
by four individuals.
**If a developer pings you in a `CE Upstream` merge request for help with
resolving conflicts, please help them because it means that you didn't do your
job to reduce the conflicts nor to ease their resolution in the first place!**
To avoid the conflicts beforehand when working on CE, there are a few tools and
techniques that can help you:
- know what are the usual types of conflicts and how to prevent them
- the CI `rake ee_compat_check` job tells you if you need to open an EE-version
of your CE merge request
[`CE Upstream` merge requests]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/merge_requests?label_name%5B%5D=CE+upstream
## Check the status of the CI `rake ee_compat_check` job
For each commit (except on `master`), the `rake ee_compat_check` CI job tries to
detect if the current branch's changes will conflict during the CE->EE merge.
The job reports what files are conflicting and how to setup a merge request
against EE. Here is roughly how it works:
1. Generates the diff between your branch and current CE `master`
1. Tries to apply it to current EE `master`
1. If it applies cleanly, the job succeeds, otherwise...
1. Detects a branch with the `-ee` suffix in EE
1. If it exists, generate the diff between this branch and current EE `master`
1. Tries to apply it to current EE `master`
1. If it applies cleanly, the job succeeds
In the case where the job fails, it means you should create a `<ce_branch>-ee`
branch, push it to EE and open a merge request against EE `master`. At this
point if you retry the failing job in your CE merge request, it should now pass.
Notes:
- This task is not a silver-bullet, its current goal is to bring awareness to
developers that their work needs to be ported to EE.
- Community contributors shouldn't submit merge requests against EE, but
reviewers should take actions by either creating such EE merge request or
asking a GitLab developer to do it once the merge request is merged.
- If you branch is more than 500 commits behind `master`, the job will fail and
you should rebase your branch upon latest `master`.
- Code reviews for merge requests often consist of multiple iterations of
feedback and fixes. There is no need to update your EE MR after each
iteration. Instead, create an EE MR as soon as you see the
`rake ee_compat_check` job failing. After you receive the final acceptance
from a Maintainer (but before the CE MR is merged) update the EE MR.
This helps to identify significant conflicts sooner, but also reduces the
number of times you have to resolve conflicts.
- You can use [`git rerere`](https://git-scm.com/blog/2010/03/08/rerere.html)
to avoid resolving the same conflicts multiple times.
## Possible type of conflicts
### Controllers
#### List or arrays are augmented in EE
In controllers, the most common type of conflict is with `before_action` that
has a list of actions in CE but EE adds some actions to that list.
The same problem often occurs for `params.require` / `params.permit` calls.
##### Mitigations
Separate CE and EE actions/keywords. For instance for `params.require` in
`ProjectsController`:
```ruby
def project_params
params.require(:project).permit(project_params_ce)
# On EE, this is always:
# params.require(:project).permit(project_params_ce << project_params_ee)
end
# Always returns an array of symbols, created however best fits the use case.
# It _should_ be sorted alphabetically.
def project_params_ce
%i[
description
name
path
]
end
# (On EE)
def project_params_ee
%i[
approvals_before_merge
approver_group_ids
approver_ids
...
]
end
```
#### Additional condition(s) in EE
For instance for LDAP:
```diff
def destroy
@key = current_user.keys.find(params[:id])
- @key.destroy
+ @key.destroy unless @key.is_a? LDAPKey
respond_to do |format|
```
Or for Geo:
```diff
def after_sign_out_path_for(resource)
- current_application_settings.after_sign_out_path.presence || new_user_session_path
+ if Gitlab::Geo.secondary?
+ Gitlab::Geo.primary_node.oauth_logout_url(@geo_logout_state)
+ else
+ current_application_settings.after_sign_out_path.presence || new_user_session_path
+ end
end
```
Or even for audit log:
```diff
def approve_access_request
- Members::ApproveAccessRequestService.new(membershipable, current_user, params).execute
+ member = Members::ApproveAccessRequestService.new(membershipable, current_user, params).execute
+
+ log_audit_event(member, action: :create)
redirect_to polymorphic_url([membershipable, :members])
end
```
### Views
#### Additional view code in EE
A block of code added in CE conflicts because there is already another block
at the same place in EE
##### Mitigations
Blocks of code that are EE-specific should be moved to partials as much as
possible to avoid conflicts with big chunks of HAML code that that are not fun
to resolve when you add the indentation to the equation.
For instance this kind of thing:
```haml
.form-group.detail-page-description
= form.label :description, 'Description', class: 'control-label'
.col-sm-10
= render layout: 'projects/md_preview', locals: { preview_class: "md-preview", referenced_users: true } do
= render 'projects/zen', f: form, attr: :description,
classes: 'note-textarea',
placeholder: "Write a comment or drag your files here...",
supports_quick_actions: !issuable.persisted?
= render 'projects/notes/hints', supports_quick_actions: !issuable.persisted?
.clearfix
.error-alert
- if issuable.is_a?(Issue)
.form-group
.col-sm-offset-2.col-sm-10
.checkbox
= form.label :confidential do
= form.check_box :confidential
This issue is confidential and should only be visible to team members with at least Reporter access.
- if can?(current_user, :"admin_#{issuable.to_ability_name}", issuable.project)
- has_due_date = issuable.has_attribute?(:due_date)
%hr
.row
%div{ class: (has_due_date ? "col-lg-6" : "col-sm-12") }
.form-group.issue-assignee
= form.label :assignee_id, "Assignee", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
- if issuable.assignee_id
= form.hidden_field :assignee_id
= dropdown_tag(user_dropdown_label(issuable.assignee_id, "Assignee"), options: { toggle_class: "js-dropdown-keep-input js-user-search js-issuable-form-dropdown js-assignee-search", title: "Select assignee", filter: true, dropdown_class: "dropdown-menu-user dropdown-menu-selectable dropdown-menu-assignee js-filter-submit",
placeholder: "Search assignee", data: { first_user: current_user.try(:username), null_user: true, current_user: true, project_id: project.try(:id), selected: issuable.assignee_id, field_name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[assignee_id]", default_label: "Assignee"} })
.form-group.issue-milestone
= form.label :milestone_id, "Milestone", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
= render "shared/issuable/milestone_dropdown", selected: issuable.milestone, name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[milestone_id]", show_any: false, show_upcoming: false, extra_class: "js-issuable-form-dropdown js-dropdown-keep-input", dropdown_title: "Select milestone"
.form-group
- has_labels = @labels && @labels.any?
= form.label :label_ids, "Labels", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
= form.hidden_field :label_ids, multiple: true, value: ''
.col-sm-10{ class: "#{"col-lg-8" if has_due_date} #{'issuable-form-padding-top' if !has_labels}" }
.issuable-form-select-holder
= render "shared/issuable/label_dropdown", classes: ["js-issuable-form-dropdown"], selected: issuable.labels, data_options: { field_name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[label_ids][]", show_any: false }, dropdown_title: "Select label"
- if issuable.respond_to?(:weight)
- weight_options = Issue.weight_options
- weight_options.delete(Issue::WEIGHT_ALL)
- weight_options.delete(Issue::WEIGHT_ANY)
.form-group
= form.label :label_ids, class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}" do
Weight
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
- if issuable.weight
= form.hidden_field :weight
= dropdown_tag(issuable.weight || "Weight", options: { title: "Select weight", toggle_class: 'js-weight-select js-issuable-form-weight', dropdown_class: "dropdown-menu-selectable dropdown-menu-weight",
placeholder: "Search weight", data: { field_name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[weight]" , default_label: "Weight" } }) do
%ul
- weight_options.each do |weight|
%li
%a{href: "#", data: { id: weight, none: weight === Issue::WEIGHT_NONE }, class: ("is-active" if issuable.weight == weight)}
= weight
- if has_due_date
.col-lg-6
.form-group
= form.label :due_date, "Due date", class: "control-label"
.col-sm-10
.issuable-form-select-holder
= form.text_field :due_date, id: "issuable-due-date", class: "datepicker form-control", placeholder: "Select due date"
```
could be simplified by using partials:
```haml
= render 'shared/issuable/form/description', issuable: issuable, form: form
- if issuable.respond_to?(:confidential)
.form-group
.col-sm-offset-2.col-sm-10
.checkbox
= form.label :confidential do
= form.check_box :confidential
This issue is confidential and should only be visible to team members with at least Reporter access.
= render 'shared/issuable/form/metadata', issuable: issuable, form: form
```
and then the `app/views/shared/issuable/form/_metadata.html.haml` could be as follows:
```haml
- issuable = local_assigns.fetch(:issuable)
- return unless can?(current_user, :"admin_#{issuable.to_ability_name}", issuable.project)
- has_due_date = issuable.has_attribute?(:due_date)
- has_labels = @labels && @labels.any?
- form = local_assigns.fetch(:form)
%hr
.row
%div{ class: (has_due_date ? "col-lg-6" : "col-sm-12") }
.form-group.issue-assignee
= form.label :assignee_id, "Assignee", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
- if issuable.assignee_id
= form.hidden_field :assignee_id
= dropdown_tag(user_dropdown_label(issuable.assignee_id, "Assignee"), options: { toggle_class: "js-dropdown-keep-input js-user-search js-issuable-form-dropdown js-assignee-search", title: "Select assignee", filter: true, dropdown_class: "dropdown-menu-user dropdown-menu-selectable dropdown-menu-assignee js-filter-submit",
placeholder: "Search assignee", data: { first_user: current_user.try(:username), null_user: true, current_user: true, project_id: issuable.project.try(:id), selected: issuable.assignee_id, field_name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[assignee_id]", default_label: "Assignee"} })
.form-group.issue-milestone
= form.label :milestone_id, "Milestone", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
= render "shared/issuable/milestone_dropdown", selected: issuable.milestone, name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[milestone_id]", show_any: false, show_upcoming: false, extra_class: "js-issuable-form-dropdown js-dropdown-keep-input", dropdown_title: "Select milestone"
.form-group
- has_labels = @labels && @labels.any?
= form.label :label_ids, "Labels", class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}"
= form.hidden_field :label_ids, multiple: true, value: ''
.col-sm-10{ class: "#{"col-lg-8" if has_due_date} #{'issuable-form-padding-top' if !has_labels}" }
.issuable-form-select-holder
= render "shared/issuable/label_dropdown", classes: ["js-issuable-form-dropdown"], selected: issuable.labels, data_options: { field_name: "#{issuable.class.model_name.param_key}[label_ids][]", show_any: false }, dropdown_title: "Select label"
= render "shared/issuable/form/weight", issuable: issuable, form: form
- if has_due_date
.col-lg-6
.form-group
= form.label :due_date, "Due date", class: "control-label"
.col-sm-10
.issuable-form-select-holder
= form.text_field :due_date, id: "issuable-due-date", class: "datepicker form-control", placeholder: "Select due date"
```
and then the `app/views/shared/issuable/form/_weight.html.haml` could be as follows:
```haml
- issuable = local_assigns.fetch(:issuable)
- return unless issuable.respond_to?(:weight)
- has_due_date = issuable.has_attribute?(:due_date)
- form = local_assigns.fetch(:form)
.form-group
= form.label :label_ids, class: "control-label #{"col-lg-4" if has_due_date}" do
Weight
.col-sm-10{ class: ("col-lg-8" if has_due_date) }
.issuable-form-select-holder
- if issuable.weight
= form.hidden_field :weight
= weight_dropdown_tag(issuable, toggle_class: 'js-issuable-form-weight') do
%ul
- Issue.weight_options.each do |weight|
%li
%a{ href: '#', data: { id: weight, none: weight === Issue::WEIGHT_NONE }, class: ("is-active" if issuable.weight == weight) }
= weight
```
Note:
- The safeguards at the top allow to get rid of an unneccessary indentation level
- Here we only moved the 'Weight' code to a partial since this is the only
EE-specific code in that view, so it's the most likely to conflict, but you
are encouraged to use partials even for code that's in CE to logically split
big views into several smaller files.
#### Indentation issue
Sometimes a code block is indented more or less in EE because there's an
additional condition.
##### Mitigations
Blocks of code that are EE-specific should be moved to partials as much as
possible to avoid conflicts with big chunks of HAML code that that are not fun
to resolve when you add the indentation in the equation.
### Assets
#### gitlab-svgs
Conflicts in `app/assets/images/icons.json` or `app/assets/images/icons.svg` can be resolved simply by regenerating those assets with [`yarn run svg`](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-svgs).
---
[Return to Development documentation](README.md)
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The `#{branch}` branch applies cleanly to EE/master!
Much ❤️! For more information, see
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/limit_ee_conflicts.html#check-the-rake-ee_compat_check-in-your-merge-requests
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html
#{THANKS_FOR_READING_BANNER}
}
end
......@@ -357,7 +357,7 @@ module Gitlab
Once this is done, you can retry this failed build, and it should pass.
Stay 💪 ! For more information, see
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/limit_ee_conflicts.html#check-the-rake-ee_compat_check-in-your-merge-requests
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html
#{THANKS_FOR_READING_BANNER}
}
end
......@@ -378,7 +378,7 @@ module Gitlab
retry this build.
Stay 💪 ! For more information, see
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/limit_ee_conflicts.html#check-the-rake-ee_compat_check-in-your-merge-requests
https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html
#{THANKS_FOR_READING_BANNER}
}
end
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