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From Kaveen Rodrigo <>
Subject Re: Commencing work on ASTERIXDB-1375 : Revise web UI
Date Fri, 20 May 2016 11:15:13 GMT
Thanks Chris,

that cleared a lot of things, thanks again.

I will be pulling from upstream and rebasing frequently, even if not I
don't think it would be fine since I will be working on the static files
for the webui therefore it won't be a big issue.


On 20 May 2016 at 13:22, Chris Hillery <> wrote:

> On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:34 AM, <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hello Chris,
> >
> >
> > I was planning to do the incremental commits to my fork and then at the
> > end of the summer to push my branch upstream,
> >
> >
> > Will this be a problem?
> If you rebase your work regularly, then you shouldn't have a problem
> proposing your changes all at once at the end of the summer. However I
> still think it will be easier both for you and for your reviewers if you
> propose smaller changes for review more often rather than saving everything
> up.
> > Or should I work on the main repo (in a branch)  and commit there,
> You won't be able to literally commit to the main repository, even in a
> branch. (I'm assuming that you're not an Apache Committer on the AsterixDB
> project - correct me if I'm wrong.) You should clone the Apache GitHub
> mirror instead.
> You could fork that mirror if you want, but if you do so, you'll need to
> keep the fork up to date in addition to rebasing your work. It's possibly
> worth doing if you are going to be batching up a lot of work before
> committing, because the fork then serves as an off-site backup of your work
> in progress. It's not really *necessary* to have a fork unless you intend
> to collaborate frequently with other developers, though.
> I did setup a Gerrit account, that's only for review right?
> >
> It's for review, yes, but a successful review is a pre-requisite for the
> code to actually get committed to the main repository. If you've never used
> Gerrit before, there's a bit of a learning curve and setup necessary.
> That's another reason I suggested more frequent commits - that way you
> figure out how to work with Gerrit in, say, June, instead of having to deal
> with those problems for the first time right at the end of the summer.
> Ceej
> aka Chris Hillery

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