ApproveMan is a GitHub app that helps approve pull requests with safe changes.
This is especially useful for protected branches.
To maintain the health of repositories, it's important to set up review requirements and continuous integration to make sure every pull request that goes in is good.
For example, GitHub provides "protected branches" as a way to put hard requirements including passing checks and code review approvals on incoming pull requests.
However, not all pull requests require human attention.
For example, it's reasonable for a repository to set up a location with a user's GitHub ID like
[project_root]/playground/tianhaoz95 to allow developers add quick experiments that they want to keep a record and share with the team.
In this case, if I want to add some notes in
[project_root]/playground/tianhaoz95/my-note.md, there is no reason to ask another developer to review the change.
You can configure the behavior by adding rules into
Here is an example that, given that my GitHub ID is
tianhaoz95, approves all the changes that go into
ownership_rules: directory_matching_rules: - name: personal projects in experimental path: playground//**/* - name: personal documentation path: docs/personal//**/*
playground//**/*if no config file is provided in the repository.
.githubthe directory is denied regardless of the rules in the configuration for safety.