Commit dfa1d96a authored by Sytse Sijbrandij's avatar Sytse Sijbrandij
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Update reason for the merge window.

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1. If your MR touches code that executes shell commands, make sure it adheres to the [shell command guidelines]( doc/development/shell_commands.md).
1. Also have a look at the [shell command guidelines](doc/development/shell_commands.md) if your code reads or opens files, or handles paths to files on disk.
The **official merge window** is in the beginning of the month from the 1st to the 7th day of the month. The best time to submit a MR and get feedback fast. Before this time the GitLab B.V. team is still dealing with work that is created by the monthly release such as assisting subscribers with upgrade issues, the release of Enterprise Edition and the upgrade of GitLab Cloud. After the 7th it is already getting closer to the release date of the next version. This means there is less time to fix the issues created by merging large new features.
The **official merge window** is in the beginning of the month from the 1st to the 7th day of the month. The best time to submit a MR and get feedback fast.
Before this time the GitLab B.V. team is still dealing with work that is created by the monthly release such as regressions requiring patch releases.
After the 7th it is already getting closer to the release date of the next version. This means there is less time to fix the issues created by merging large new features.
Please keep the change in a single MR **as small as possible**. If you want to contribute a large feature think very hard what the minimum viable change is. Can you split functionality? Can you only submit the backend/API code? Can you start with a very simple UI? Can you do part of the refactor? The increased reviewability of small MR's that leads to higher code quality is more important to us than having a minimal commit log. The smaller a MR is the more likely it is it will be merged (quickly), after that you can send more MR's to enhance it.
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