Address Robert's and Axil's feedback

Signed-off-by: 's avatarRémy Coutable <remy@rymai.me>
parent aaf16997
......@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@ 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
[Automatic CE->EE merge][automatic_ce_ee_merge] and
[Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition feature][ee_features].
[Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition features][ee_features].
### After the 7th
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......@@ -5,7 +5,6 @@ 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,
......@@ -16,10 +15,12 @@ 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
[`CE Upstream` merge requests]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/merge_requests?label_name%5B%5D=CE+upstream
### Always merge EE merge requests before their CE counterparts
**In order to avoid conflicts in the CE->EE merge, you should always merge the
EE version of your CE merge request (if present).**
EE version of your CE merge request first, if present.**
The rationale for this is that as CE->EE merges are done automatically every few
hours, it can happen that:
......@@ -30,26 +31,27 @@ hours, it can happen that:
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
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).
[Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition features](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
For each commit (except on `master`), the `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?
#### How the job works
1. Generates the diff between your branch and current CE `master`
1. Tries to apply it to current EE `master`
......@@ -69,9 +71,9 @@ 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**.
- Community contributors shouldn't be required to 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
......@@ -82,7 +84,7 @@ Notes:
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).
[always have your EE merge request merged before the CE version](#always-merge-ee-merge-requests-before-their-ce-counterparts).
- You can use [`git rerere`](https://git-scm.com/blog/2010/03/08/rerere.html)
to avoid resolving the same conflicts multiple times.
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# Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition feature
# Guidelines for implementing Enterprise Edition features
- **Write the code and the tests.**: As with any code, EE features should have
good test coverage to prevent regressions.
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......@@ -142,7 +142,7 @@ tests. If it doesn't, the whole test suite will run (including docs).
---
When you submit a merge request to GitLab Community Edition (CE), there is an
additional job called `rake ee_compat_check` that runs against Enterprise
additional job called `ee_compat_check` that runs against Enterprise
Edition (EE) and checks if your changes can apply cleanly to the EE codebase.
If that job fails, read the instructions in the job log for what to do next.
Contributors do not need to submit their changes to EE, GitLab Inc. employees
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