[Mesa-dev] What does WIP really mean in an MR?

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Tue Jul 2 16:49:38 UTC 2019

Eric Engestrom <eric at engestrom.ch> writes:

> On Saturday, 2019-06-29 22:59:21 +0200, apinheiro wrote:
>> On 29/6/19 2:30, Rob Clark wrote:
>> > I had interpreted it as literally the "block the gitlab merge button"
>> > option, ie. "I want to get feedback but it is not ready to merge and
>> > I'll drop the WIP tag when I think it is"..
>> > 
>> > (comments inline)
>> > 
>> > On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 5:12 PM Ian Romanick <idr at freedesktop.org> wrote:
>> > > After a conversation yesterday with a couple of the other Intel devs,
>> > > I've come to the conclusion that *everyone* interprets WIP to mean
>> > > something different.  I heard no less than four interpretations.
>> > > 
>> > > * This series is good.  It hasn't been reviewed, so don't click "merge."
>> > isn't that the point of a MR.. doesn't seem like a reason for "WIP"
>> I agree with Rob here. What I understand of WIP is that there is some reason
>> that prevents a MR to be merged, even if I still want it to be reviewed, or
>> if it is fully reviewed. For example, I send a MR with patches that I think
>> that are correct, so people can start to review it. But on a rebase, I found
>> that the branch causes regressions on piglit/cts/whatever. I still think
>> that the patches are correct, but those regressions need to be investigated
>> before pushing. So I just add a WIP on the MR to prevent to be merged by
>> mistake.
> Kind of just saying "+1" here, but yeah that's also my understanding of "WIP".


"WIP" is for "There is some issue with this (other than lack of review)
that prevents merging, so disable the merge button."
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