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Wednesday, August 3 • 15:30 - 16:20
Rebases done easily with rebase-helper

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Rebase-helper is a promising tool which automates most of the manual steps when updating a package to the latest upstream version. For tasks which can not be fully automated it at least assists the maintainer. Example of such task is rebasing of downstream patches on top of the new upstream sources. Rebase-helper additionally builds old and new sets of RPMs and performs multiple checks on them. The results including possible issues and differences are then presented to the maintainer. Running rebase-helper in non-interactive mode is also possible, however using it may provide only partial results. This is because some tasks simply need user interaction. Rebase-helper has been integrated with Fedora Upstream Release Monitoring service. Nowadays, for every new package version, rebase-helper is run and a the results results are added to the appropriate bug. During the talk I will describe how rebase-helper works and how it was integrated with the Upstream Release Monitoring service. If we are lucky enough I’ll show live demo of rebase-helper workflow.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 15:30 - 16:20 CEST