Automatically Prioritizing Pull Requests

TitleAutomatically Prioritizing Pull Requests
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
Authorsvan der Veen, E, Gousios, G, Zaidman, A
Secondary TitleProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories
Date Published05/2015

In previous work, we observed that in the pull-based
development model integrators face challenges with regard to prioritizing
work in the face of multiple concurrent pull requests. We
present the design and initial implementation of a prototype pull
request prioritisation tool called PRioritizer. PRioritizer works
like a priority inbox for pull requests, recommending the top pull
requests the project owner should focus on. A preliminary user
study showed that PRioritizer provides functionality that GitHub
is currently lacking, even though users need more insight into
how the priority ranking is established to make PRioritizer really

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