[Server-devel] [XSCE] Re: workflow

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 05:46:33 EDT 2014

Ok, I agree. My history and flubs don't belong in our collective history. I
don't think rebasing my branch on an up to date master, gets rid of all the
mistakes I made during role development.

But a thing I can try is to copy off a completed role (but not the hidden
git index) to a place outside the local git repo, make a new branch off of
master and check it out. Then copy back in the completed role, commit, and
then create the PR on the new branch. All the real (painful) history goes
away when I delete the old branch.

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 11:30 PM, Tim Moody <tim at timmoody.com> wrote:

>   My impression is that PRs are always against a branch on our personal
> repos.  They are public in the sense that anyone can read them, but private
> in that only we can write to them.  Private repos for both read and write
> cost money.  So the link I put in the agenda was just what the eventual PR
> will be.
> I raised the problem with history back when we all agreed to rebase our
> person branches before creating PRs.  But I am now convinced that it is the
> only way to go as otherwise things can get very messy.  Basically rebasing
> guarantees that our personal changes are placed after the commits to master
> in the upstream repo.  I am also less interested in the commit history
> because we have way too much of it and seldom go back to it.
> Tim
>  *From:* George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:25 PM
> *To:* Tim Moody <tim at timmoody.com> ; Curt Thompson
> <curtathompson at gmail.com> ; Jerry Vonau <me at jvonau.ca>
> *Cc:* xsce-devel <xsce-devel at googlegroups.com>
> *Subject:* workflow
>  I bought a book about git.
> I'm particularly interested in prettying up my commit history.  I've been
> using my github account to move code I edit on my laptop to my test xo, and
> 2/3 of the changes are fixing logic errors or typos.
> I read that one should not rebase  (and thereby edit the history) if
> anyone else is likely to (want to) pull or push to the public repo.
> I noticed that Tim pointed people to his personal repo for testing his
> reorganization in the google doc this morning.
> My question: Is our personal clone of xsce on github public or private?
> I think we can go either way. But I think it would be better if we agreed,
> and knew more than I do about the implications of either choice.
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