Manually accept pull request without making a merge commit (BB-8109)
I receive a pull request, I comment on it, I pull it to my computer, I edit the commits locally to address the issues I point out in the comments, I push the edited version to my repository. I return to the pull request to accept it… but what’s this, Bitbucket wants me to either make a merge commit or decline the pull request?
Okay, let’s see, I have admin access to the source repository. Surely I can just push my new commits to it and edit the pull request… No, it only lets me choose a whole named branch as the source rather than any particular head. Let’s try closing the original head… Good, it’s gone. But wait, why can I no longer edit the pull request—and more importantly, why does Bitbucket still want me to merge in the original commits?
For God’s sake, please add a button labelled ‘Mark as Accepted’. I don’t want a merge commit. Neither do I want the pull request to automatically re-open when I merge and then modify or strip one of the commits I merged in. I just want Bitbucket to trust my judgement and permanently keep the pull request as accepted.
(See also: issue
#6704. The difference is I don’t want a relationship between two pull requests; I only want to manually override the status of one.)