Tool to submit code to Gerrit
A git command for submitting branches to Gerrit
git-review is a tool that helps submitting git branches to gerrit for review.
By default, git-review will look for a remote named ‘gerrit’ for working with Gerrit. If the remote exists, git-review will submit the current branch to HEAD:refs/for/master at that remote.
If the Gerrit remote does not exist, git-review looks for a file called .gitreview at the root of the repository with information about the gerrit remote. Assuming that file is present, git-review should be able to automatically configure your repository the first time it is run.
The name of the Gerrit remote is configurable; see the configuration section below.
Hack on some code, then:
If you want to submit that code to a branch other than “master”, then:
git review branchname
If you want to submit to a different remote:
git review -r my-remote
If you want to supply a review topic:
git review -t topic/awesome-feature
If you want to submit a branch for review and then remove the local branch:
git review -f
If you want to skip the automatic “git rebase -i” step:
git review -R
If you want to download change 781 from gerrit to review it:
git review -d 781
If you want to download patchset 4 for change 781 from gerrit to review it:
git review -d 781,4
If you want to compare patchset 4 with patchset 10 of change 781 from gerrit:
git review -m 781,4-10
If you just want to do the commit message and remote setup steps:
git review -s
.gitreview file format
Example .gitreview file (used to upload for git-review itself):
[gerrit] host=review.openstack.org port=29418 project=openstack-infra/git-review.git defaultbranch=master
Required values: host, project
Optional values: port (default: 29418), defaultbranch (default: master), defaultremote (default: gerrit).
- Username is not required because it is requested on first run
- Unlike git config files, there cannot be any whitespace before the name of the variable.
- Upon first run, git-review will create a remote for working with Gerrit, if it does not already exist. By default, the remote name is ‘gerrit’, but this can be overridden with the ‘defaultremote’ configuration option.
- You can specify different values to be used as defaults in ~/.config/git-review/git-review.conf or /etc/git-review/git-review.conf.
git-review has a custom hook mechanism to run a script before certain actions. This is done in the same spirit as the classic hooks in git.
There are two types of hooks, a global one which is stored in ~/.config/git-review/hooks/ and one local to the repository stored in .git/hooks/ with the other git hook scripts.
The script needs be executable before getting executed
The name of the script is $action-review where action can be :
- pre - run at first before doing anything.
- post - run at the end after the review was sent.
- draft - run when in draft mode.
if the script returns with an exit status different than zero, git-review will exit with the a custom shell exit code 71.
Install with pip install git-review
For installation from source simply add git-review to your $PATH after installing the dependencies listed in requirements.txt
Running tests for git-review means running a local copy of Gerrit to check that git-review interacts correctly with it. This requires the following :
- a Java Runtime Environment on the machine to run tests on
- Internet access to download the gerrit.war file, or a locally cached copy (it needs to be located in a .gerrit directory at the top level of the git-review project)
To run git-review integration tests the following commands may by run:
tox -e py27 tox -e py26 tox -e py32 tox -e py33
depending on what Python interpreter would you like to use.
To get the latest code, see: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/git-review
Bugs are handled at: https://launchpad.net/git-review
There is a mailing list at: http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-infra
Code reviews, as you might expect, are handled by gerrit at: https://review.openstack.org
Use git review to submit patches (after creating a gerrit account that links to your launchpad account). Example:
# Do your commits git review # Enter your username if prompted
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