merge bot brainstorming
Due to infrastructure limitation merging process can take some time and go out of developer's radar because of that. As the result we have unmerged "stale" MR laying around until the date D.
The proposal it to create some kind of "bot" to go over all unmerged (but approved MRs) and notify people.
Ideally the tool has to accept commands from the maintainer like
[bot] merge please and do the rebase/merge by itself outside of working/rush hours.
Same "bot" should go to unmerged/unreviewed MR before the release and notify developer to avoid huge number of reviews/merges at the very last day.
To achieve this CI builder with python-gitlab installed and credentials with merge permissions are needed.