Merge Freeze is a Github app that allows dev teams to block merging at certain times of the week or during one-off situations.
Anyone in your team can temporarily block merging.
Create a weekly schedule of merge freezes so your team can only merge during certain hours.
Access the merge freeze status from deployment scripts to block those too!
Freeze or unfreeze your protected branch with a simple /mergefreeze command.
The Slack app gives you a
/mergefreeze command that, when called, will show you the current status of your protected branch(es) and a big shiny button to either freeze or unfreeze it.
It will also send your team a notification when someone implements a merge freeze, very handy as an extra reminder that everyone should stop merging. You can configure which channel these notifications should go to.
We use Github to identify users since we need to access the Github API to see which of their repositories have the app installed.
The Github app needs to be installed on at least one repository in order for it to be useful.
Pick a branch in your repository that you’d like to protect with Merge Freeze (usually master).
Click the “Add to Slack” button in the “Slack integration” panel of your protected branch. Once you’ve added the app to your Slack workspace you will be prompted to pick a channel for the notifications to be sent to.
More info can be found in our documentation.Okay let’s get started!