If Kodiak doesn't suit your current needs, there are plenty of implementations of pull request (PR) automation and efficent branch updating and merging.
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- automatically merges PR once up to date with master and all required statuses and checks pass
Auto Update Branches
- ensures branches are automatically updated to the latest version of master
Update Branches Efficiently
- an improvement upon Auto Update Branches where branches are only updated when necessary, as opposed to updating all branches any time their target branch (usually master) updates
Works With Branch Protection
- PR mergeability is determined by GitHub Branch Protection settings and app configuration
- doesn't require changing continuous integration (CI) tools
- doesn't create separate test branches for merging that would circumvent the GitHub PR workflow
Works with Forks
- will update and merge pull requests made from repositories forks. This is a necessary for an open source project to accept changes from external contributors.
- configuration has sane defaults and requires minimal effort from the user. Kodiak's configuration is a simple TOML file with only one required configuration option.
# .kodiak.toml version = 1
- documentation and resources necessary to self host the application are publically available.
- a publically hosted version of the application is available for users to install.
Free for public and personal repositories
- hosted version is free for all public repositories and Personal repositories. Kodiak only charges for use with private Organization repositories.