ReceiveCommits: Add comment for special handling of HEAD branch and refs/meta/config

Pushing changes for review usually requires that the target branch
exists, but there is an exception for the branch to which HEAD points to
and for refs/meta/config. Pushing for review to these branches is
allowed even if the branch does not exist yet. This allows to push
initial code for review to an empty repository and to review an initial
project configuration.

There are 2 code places in ReceiveCommits that implement this special
handling, but only at one place it was explained by a comment.

Change-Id: I9e6b171f72e5c9f68a7dfe8f49a9119264744592
Signed-off-by: Edwin Kempin <ekempin@google.com>
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README.md

Gerrit Code Review

Gerrit is a code review and project management tool for Git based projects.

Build Status

Objective

Gerrit makes reviews easier by showing changes in a side-by-side display, and allowing inline comments to be added by any reviewer.

Gerrit simplifies Git based project maintainership by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository, rather than requiring all approved changes to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer.

Documentation

For information about how to install and use Gerrit, refer to the documentation.

Source

Our canonical Git repository is located on googlesource.com. There is a mirror of the repository on Github.

Reporting bugs

Please report bugs on the issue tracker.

Contribute

Gerrit is the work of hundreds of contributors. We appreciate your help!

Please read the contribution guidelines.

Note that we do not accept Pull Requests via the Github mirror.

Getting in contact

The IRC channel on freenode is #gerrit. An archive is available at: echelog.com.

The Developer Mailing list is repo-discuss on Google Groups.

License

Gerrit is provided under the Apache License 2.0.

Build

Install Bazel and run the following:

    git clone --recurse-submodules https://gerrit.googlesource.com/gerrit
    cd gerrit && bazel build release

Install binary packages (Deb/Rpm)

The instruction how to configure GerritForge/BinTray repositories is here

On Debian/Ubuntu run:

    apt-get update & apt-get install gerrit=<version>-<release>

NOTE: release is a counter that starts with 1 and indicates the number of packages that have been released with the same version of the software.

On CentOS/RedHat run:

    yum clean all && yum install gerrit-<version>[-<release>]

On Fedora run:

    dnf clean all && dnf install gerrit-<version>[-<release>]

Use pre-built Gerrit images on Docker

Docker images of Gerrit are available on DockerHub

To run a CentOS 7 based Gerrit image:

    docker run -p 8080:8080 gerritforge/gerrit-centos7[:version]

To run a Ubuntu 15.04 based Gerrit image:

    docker run -p 8080:8080 gerritforge/gerrit-ubuntu15.04[:version]

NOTE: release is optional. Last released package of the version is installed if the release number is omitted.