Landing a merge request from GitLab can be messy. You can push the merge button, but that'll result in a messy commit stream and external ticket trackers that don't automatically close tickets.
Additionally you can pull the code and squash it down into a single commit, which lets you format the commit nicely (closing tickets on external trackers) - but it fails to properly close the merge request.
Pulley-GitLab is a tool that uses the best aspects of both techniques. Merge requests are pulled and merged into your project. The code is then squashed down into a single commit and nicely formatted with appropriate bug numbers and links. Finally the commit is pushed and the merge request is closed with a reference to the commit.
Make sure you have Node.js and then run
npm install -g pulley-gitlab in Terminal.
Open the target repo in Terminal and run
pulley-gitlab PID, where PID is the Merge Request ID.
In order to test your changes to pulley, you need the ability to:
Essentially, you need your own repo, and the ability to issue merge requests against that repo. Fortunately, GitLab allows you to issue merge requests against your own repo from one branch to another. Here are the steps:
testbranch to another branch named
test-1branch on your fork of pulley-gitlab
teston your own repo
Please lend a hand!