[Development] [FYI] the new way to retarget gerrit changes

Robert Löhning robert.loehning at qt.io
Tue Jan 9 16:42:51 CET 2018

Am 08.01.2018 um 14:40 schrieb Oswald Buddenhagen:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 02:39:57PM +0300, Orgad Shaneh wrote:
>>     Either extend the sanity bot, or create a new bot, which listens on
>>     gerrit's event stream.
>>     If the change's owner (or an approver?) posts a comment reading "Please
>>     retarget <branch>", run your script on the server side. You need some
>>     sanity test that ensures this branch exists etc...
> ... which he implemented, and it's deployed now.
> for simplicity, only the change owner may issue the command. for other
> cases, you still need to go through an admin. the same is advisable for
> batch requests, but do as you wish.
> the regex is
>    /^(?:gerrit-)?bot:\h*(?:please\h+)?move\h+(?:back\h+)?to\h+(?:branch\h+)?([\w.]*\w)\b/im
> which boils down to "bot: move to <branch>" at the start of any line of
> a gerrit cover message.


thank you for making this possible. Will changes keep their approvals or 
will those be lost so that approvers have to give them again on the new 


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