Just wanted to point out a few new features from GitHub that may (or may not!)
be useful for Python’s use of Github:
* Required status checks no longer requiring a branch to be up to date.
Previously turning on required status checks meant that to merge a branch
into a protected branch, you the target branch could not contain any commits
that didn’t exist in the PR. This effectively made the feature useless for
OSS projects, but it could be useful now. Of course this would also mean that
all changes need to happen via PR instead of directly pushing to a protected
branch, so it may not still be useful for Python.
* Squash Merges, Regular Merges, or Both.
Previously the GitHub "Merge" button would always do a regular, no fast
forward merge which kept all of the commits that the original author made
intact. However GitHub now allows a repository to decide what kind of merges
it allows, either that or sqaush merges (or it can allow both). If it allows
both then the person doing the merge gets to pick what kind of merge I think.
A Squash merge will be most similar to how patches used to land on Python
and would prevent history from getting clogged up with needless commits from
people who don't edit history to keep their PRs clean, however it might lose
history from people who do.
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