Using github for Infra Projects

We’re presently using github to host git repositories and issue tracking for some infrastructure projects. Anything we need to know should be recorded here.

Setting up a new repo

Create projects inside of the fedora-infra group:

That will allow us to more easily track what projects we have.

TODO: How do we create a new project and import it?

  • After creating a new repo, click on the Settings tab to set up some fancy things.

    If using git-flow for your project:

    • Set the default branch from master to develop. Having the default branch be develop is nice: new contributors will automatically start committing there if they’re not paying attention to what branch they’re on. You almost never want to commit directly to the master branch.

      If there does not exist a develop branch, you should create one by branching off of master:

      $ git clone GIT_URL
      $ git checkout -b develop
      $ git push --all
    • Set up an IRC hook for notifications. From the Settings tab click on Webhooks & Services. Under the Add Service dropdown, find IRC and click it. You might need to enter your password. In the form, you probably want the following values:

      • Server,

      • Port, 6697

      • Room, #fedora-apps

      • Nick, <nothing>

      • Branch Regexes, <nothing>

      • Password, <nothing>

      • Ssl, <on>

      • Message Without Join, <on>

      • No Colors, <off>

      • Long Url, <off>

      • Notice, <on>

      • Active, <on>

Add an EasyFix label

The EasyFix label is used to mark bugs that are potentially fixable by new contributors getting used to our source code or relatively new to python programming. GitHub doesn’t provide this label automatically so we have to add it. You can add the label from the issues page of the repository or use this curl command to add it:

curl -k -u '$GITHUB_USERNAME:$GITHUB_PASSWORD' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"EasyFix","color":"3b6eb4"}'

Please try to use the same color for consistency between Fedora Infrastructure Projects. You can then add the github repo to the list that scans for easyfix tickets here: