[Biopython-dev] GitHub's CODEOWNERS to automate pull request review assignment

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 20 21:10:38 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I recently learnt of another GitHub feature which may be
of use for Biopython:


The Galaxy Project are now trying this for their repository of
training materials (which is how I heard about the idea):


The idea is we can label a default owner for files or entire
folders, and if a pull request changes those files, GitHub
will automatically assign their owner as a reviewer.

For example, we might include the following mappings:

Bio/Cluster/* @mdehoon
Bio/SeqIO/* @peterjc
Bio/PopGen/* @tiagoantao
Bio/Phylo/* @etal

This can be combined with the branch protection options,
which I proposed using recently:



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