This will be a quite disruptive change and could still use some discussion. See http://paldo.org:8010/builders/vala-staging/builds/662
Step 1. Fetch and check out the branch for this merge request
git fetch origin git checkout -b "wip/strings" "origin/wip/strings"
Step 2. Review the changes locally
Step 3. Merge the branch and fix any conflicts that come up
git fetch origin git checkout "origin/master" git merge --no-ff "wip/strings"
Step 4. Push the result of the merge to GitLab
git push origin "master"
Note that pushing to GitLab requires write access to this repository.
Tip: You can also checkout merge requests locally by following these guidelines.