StarlingX Code Submission Guidelines
- Use Gerrit for StarlingX code reviews
- Follow the Openstack Git Commit Good Practice here
- Add the core reviewers for the affected sub-project to the review
- The core reviewers are listed on each sub-project wiki pages. The list of sub-projects is available here
- All code changes must be pushed to master first and then cherry-picked to the appropriate release branch as needed
- Exception: Feature branches used during development
- Link your code change to a StoryBoard Story or Launchpad Bug
- For traceability, always link your code change to a story or bug. Gerrit will update the status of the story/bug automatically once the code is merged.
- Linking to StoryBoard Stories: Specify the story and task ID in the commit message as follows:
- Story: $story_id
- Task: $task_id
- Example: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/590083/
- Linking to Launchpad Bugs: Specify the Bug ID in the commit message as follows:
- Closes-Bug: $bug_id -- use 'Closes-Bug' if the commit is intended to fully fix and close the bug being referenced.
- Partial-Bug: $bug_id -- use 'Partial-Bug' if the commit is only a partial fix and more work is needed.
- Related-Bug: $bug_id -- use 'Related-Bug' if the commit is merely related to the referenced bug.
- If a fix requires multiple commits, use "Partial-Bug" with only the final commit using "Closes-Bug"
- Example: https://review.openstack.org/596305
- Patch rebase
- During patch re-base, there is chance that patches can be applied by treating the patch line numbers as approximate, rather than a strict requirement, just so long as the before/after context seems to be correct. They require fuzzing during the patch apply, and an .orig files will be created as the consequence of applying patches that are not clean.
- In StarlingX project, we will not accept fuzzing patches. All patches are required to be re-based cleanly so that no fuzzing and no .orig files are generated.
- Pre-Submission / Pre-Gerrit Testing
- At a minimum, make sure the code builds and runs
- Verify basic functional testing on a builtISO (ensure the new code get executed)
- Include automated unit tests when applicable. As we build out the Zuul infrastructure, those tests will run per merge
- If needed, consult with the component core reviewers for any required/recommended testing.
- Code reviewers should ask about testing details as part of the gerrit code inspection.