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From Jessica Wang <>
Subject RE: Reformatting UI code
Date Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:07:50 GMT
Pranav, Ian, Sebastien,

The problem is the duration between the time Ian brought it up on the mailing list and the
time Ian/Sebastien checked in the change to master branch is too short (less than 4 hours).

Ian brought it up on the mailing list at Thu 7/18/2013 5:44 AM (email subject is "Auto format
Sebastien checked in Ian's change to master branch at 7/18/2013 9:34 AM (Commit hash: ad69bc8da3244b783dd003ddf3184fca2762c514).

This is a big change of UI code.
In GIT's view, every line in JS files has been changed (If you look at code difference in
GIT's history).
GIT sees it as "delete all lines and add new different lines".
I was unable to merge my check-in from master branch to 4.2 branch (or any other branch) since
GIT sees JS files in master branch and other branches are totally different.

Shouldn't this kind of big change be checked in to a different branch (not master branch)
first? Then, submit a merge request to community, wait for 72 hours, then merge to master
branch eventually?


-----Original Message-----
From: Pranav Saxena [] 
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:18 PM
To:; Brian Federle
Cc: Ian Duffy (
Subject: Re: Reformatting UI code

Hey Brian,

Sorry to hear that it caused merge conflicts for you . But Ian did bring it
up on the mailing list and I suggested him to use the js beautifier tool
for reformatting the js code which I guess you missed probably because of
the "heavy" traffic on the dev list and thereafter Sebastien merged the
code when the discussion and the reviews ended. Anyways, I'll also try to
ping you personally on such occasions in the future to let you know if any
major changes are being committed. Now , probably you would need to do a
lot of rebasing , sorry for that !!


On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Jessica Wang <>wrote:

> +1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Federle []
> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 11:33 AM
> To:
> Cc: Ian Duffy (
> Subject: Reformatting UI code
> Hello,
> Recently I discovered that all JS and UI code have been reformatted to 4
> spaces:
> commit ad69bc8da3244b783dd003ddf3184fca2762c514
> Author: Ian Duffy <>
> Date:   Thu Jul 18 15:39:28 2013 +0100
>     Format JS
> While I do appreciate people coming in to help clean up the UI code, and
> don't mind if we change the indent level to be consistent with the rest of
> the code base, this commit is causing a lot of git conflicts with various
> development branches I'm working on. Please give a bit more heads up in the
> future about this, try to CC the main UI developers about it first before
> committing - right now myself and Jessica Wang (
> do the majority of UI development.
> Thanks,
> Brian

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