> We could write a custom merge driver for RELEASE-NOTES which always puts ‘ours’ before ’theirs’,but I’m not sure the result will justify the investment.
Didnt someone already do that? There used to be a ruby script floating around for that.
The tool is: https://github.com/MatmaRex/mediawikireleasenotes-driver created in 2013. It leads me to some material we wrote at that time when the issue got first identified:
* 2013 RFC https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Release_notes_automation
* 2018 task (still open) https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T200392
If we go with a merge driver, it would needs to be installed on CI (zuul-merger does use cgit) and on Gerrit (which uses jGit).
Antoine "hashar" Musso