magit-gh-pulls is a Magit extension that allows you to conveniently manipulate Github’s pull requests from Emacs.
magit-gh-pulls is available on MELPA. To install it do the following:
M-x package-install RET magit-gh-pulls RET
Now that the package is installed you have to put the following code to your
(require 'magit-gh-pulls) (add-hook 'magit-mode-hook 'turn-on-magit-gh-pulls)
magit-status window press
# g g to refresh the list of pull requests.
magit-gh-pulls automatically infers credentials from the URL of the
repository. If there are some PRs available, a new section will appear
called Pull Requests. Each item in this section has the following form:
[pull-request-number@branch-name] Pull request name
Highlighting the desired PR and pressing
# g f will fetch the commits
associated with the PR. These are the real commits that you can view, apply,
From this point magit-gh-pulls offers you two options:
# g bon the PR to create a topic branch for this PR. After testing the PR you can merge it back into your branch using Magit.
# g mto merge the PR on top of the currently checked out branch. This is convenient if pull request can be merged by fast-forwarding and no testing is needed (or you can test from your branch directly). A nice benefit of this approach over merging from Github interface is that in case of FF no merge commit is produced, so history stays nice and linear.