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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Git_At_Apache_Guide" by DaveCottlehuber
Date Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:11:29 GMT
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The "Git_At_Apache_Guide" page has been changed by DaveCottlehuber:

  When merging pull requests from GitHub, a merging practice which preserves authorship, minimizes
history noise, and automatically closes the pull request issue would be ideal. Currently,
no such flow is possible. Currently, either the contributor must close and re-issue a pull
request in response to code review or the resulting merge has the "noise" of the post-review
commits. Since we disallow merge commits as a policy, the pull request is not automatically
closed. The committer should be able to close the pull request by stating so with the magic
commit message commands (such as "fix #124"), but must take care if she wishes to make her
commits in a way that preserves the original author information. 
+ It's easy to conflate git and github, but the implications of each are significant. GitHub
is a large community of coders who use a very slick interface to manage forks and branches
across common projects, via issues, pull requests, and also wikis, websites and organisational
structures and permissions. Do we want GitHub integration, or is an alternative like [[]]
that can be directly hosted on ASF infrastructure, with an MIT license,going to meet the same

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