title: CreatingSubRepository

This page outlines the steps that need to be done to create a new golang.org/x repository, in order for it to have the same properties as all existing golang.org/x repositories:

  • a golang.org/x redirect
  • automatic git mirroring from Gerrit to GitHub
  • automatic importing of GitHub PRs into Gerrit CLs


  1. Create a new empty Gerrit repository at https://go.googlesource.com, complete with a description.
    • Create an initial commit with LICENSE, PATENTS, CONTRIBUTING.md, and README.md files and push it directly to the Gerrit repository. See example commit.
    • See the internal team instructions at go/go-gerrit#new-repository for how to create a repository.
  2. Create a new empty GitHub repository at https://github.com/golang with the same name and description.
    • Turn off Wikis, Issues, Projects in repository settings.
    • On “Manage access” tab:
      • Add “golang org admins” team with Admin access.
      • Add “gophers” team with Write access.
      • Add “robots” team with Write access (can only be done by a maintainer of golang organization; ask someone else if you're not).
  3. Modify the x/build/repos package.
  4. Update x/website's version of x/build to include modified x/build/repos package.
  5. Redeploy all affected commands (or ask an x/build owner to deploy if you‘re not; the order shouldn’t matter):
    1. x/build/cmd/gitmirror
    2. x/build/maintner/maintnerd
      • Note that it's expected for the new repo not to appear in maintner until first issue or PR is created (see #25744).
    3. x/build/cmd/gerritbot
    4. x/build/cmd/coordinator
    5. x/website/cmd/golangorg
  6. You're done.