wiki:DeveloperGuidelines/Git

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Git

Sahana Eden has decided to move from Bzr/LaunchPad to Git/GitHub

Why?

  • The current repository is huge & bloated, taking too long to download.
  • Even simple changes take an age to Pull down to servers
  • Web2py no longer supports Bzr/LaunchPad, so we want to be able to maintain a common tool to work with both repositories.
  • New developers are likely to be more familiar with Git/GitHub

How?

The preferred approach is to have a clean repository, in order to get the maximum benefit from the migration...although it is technically possible to migrate the commit history. Commit History will instead be maintained on the LaunchPad site as an archive

Migrating existing Branches

Merge branch with trunk using normal Bzr tools

Assuming that you have already forked Eden Trunk, then you will need to create a new repository manually for additional branches, as you cannot fork your own project on GitHub:

  • https://github.com/repositories/new
    cd web2py/applications
    git clone git@github.com:flavour/eden.git <mybranch>2
    
  • Move .git & .gitignore from <mybranch>2 to <mybranch>
  • Delete the rest of <mybranch>2
  • Edit .git/config:
    [remote "origin"]
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
        url = git@github.com:<mygitusername>/<mybranch>.git
    
  • Copy all the contents from <mybranch2> into <mybranch>
    cd <mybranch>
    git add .
    git commit -am "Initial Git version of My branch"
    git push -u origin master
    git remote add upstream git://github.com/flavour/eden.git
    

Developer Workflow

We suggest adopting the Story Branch pattern, which allows squashing commits in order to keep the main Trunk as clean as possible

cd <mybranch>
# Update your working directory with latest code from Trunk
git checkout master
git pull
git checkout -b <mystory>
git commit -am "My Story"
# Quick review of code (no test code left in, etc)
git diff master
# Merge latest Trunk
git checkout master
git pull
git checkout <mystory>
git rebase master
# Push to your branch on GitHub
git checkout master
git merge <mystory>
git push
# Cleanup
git branch -d <mystory>

Developer Configuration

git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email your@email.com
git config --global github.user yourgithubusername
git config --global github.token yourtoken
git config --global core.editor "'C:/Program Files (x86)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession -noPlugin"
git config --global merge.tool diffmerge
git config --global diff.tool diffmerge
git config --global difftool.diffmerge.cmd 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/etc/wrappers/git-diff-diffmerge-wrapper.sh' "$LOCAL" "$REMOTE"
git config --global difftool.prompt false
git config --global merge.tool diffmerge
git config --global mergetool.diffmerge.cmd 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/etc/wrappers/git-merge-diffmerge-wrapper.sh' "$PWD/$LOCAL" "$PWD/$BASE" "$PWD/$REMOTE" "$PWD/$MERGED"
git config --global mergetool.prompt false
git config --global mergetool.trustExitCode false
git config --global mergetool.keepBackup false

Windows

Install Console & Diffmerge & configure Powershell.

Developer Tools

.gitattributes runs version.py to update the VERSION file on commit

Possibly we coudl add a pre-commit hook to run tests, e.g. based on http://tech.yipit.com/2011/11/16/183772396/ or http://blog.penzilla.net/2011/09/git-pre-commit-hook-for-python-now-with.html

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