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From Tony Kurc <>
Subject Re: Gitting the hub right
Date Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:58:05 GMT
Regardless of if you're using merge or rebasing then merge (rebasing is
nice because then you can generally fast-forward merge to your targeted
branch) generally conflicts arise. Getting used to some tool for managing
merge conflicts is very important in distributed development. I prefer
doing it by hand in an editor, some part of me gets joy out of deleting
<<<<<'s, ====='s, and >>>>>>'s. I'm not sure what others

I just get in the habit of fetching and rebasing, then merges are not
generally so major.

A command which is really useful is rebase -i. It allows you to
interactively decide how to apply commits, squashing them, changing commit

Keep in mind with rebase that (especially if you are working with someone
else on a branch) you've rewritten history. If you have your commits pushed
to a remote, if someone else was working on your branch, you sort of pulled
a rug out from them.

To keep my github mirror up to date, I tend to periodically git fetch
origin, git checkout master, git merge origin/master (should just be fast
forwards here!), git push mirror master  (where origin is apache/nifi and
mirror is trkurc/nifi)

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 8:39 AM, Oleg Zhurakousky <> wrote:

> Just to add to Bryan’s point, here is a more detailed writeup of Git-stuff
> that I use for my other project, but the approach is identical to the one I
> use with NiFi -
> On Nov 4, 2015, at 8:32 AM, Bryan Bende <<mailto:
>>> wrote:
> Joe,
> One way to avoid the merge commits is to use rebase. I believe we have it
> outlined here:
> In short, you basically...
> - checkout your master
> - fetch upstream to get the latest apache nifi master
> - merge the upstream master to your master
> - checkout your feature branch
> - rebase your feature branch to your master, which essentially takes away
> your commits on that branch, brings it up to date with master, and puts
> back your commits
> -Bryan
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Joe Skora <> wrote:
> Ok, I've read numerous Github howto's, but still don't feel like I've been
> doing it quite right.
> Assuming that I've cloned the 'apache/nifi' to 'myname/nifi', what is the
> best way to integrate changes in 'apache/nifi'?  Whatever process I've
> followed so far has created another commit in my repo related to merging
> the upstream changes, which confuses things when comparing my repo to
> upstream.
> Regards,
> Joe

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