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From Helena Bales <>
Subject Re: what is the best way to update a geode pull request
Date Fri, 31 May 2019 20:31:47 GMT
+1. I would guess that it is the checklist as part of the PR that is
confusing people.

The other reason that history gets rewritten is when force pushing after a
rebase. While fast-forwarding is necessary on occasion, this can be
accomplished without rewriting history by using a merge.

As part of our document on making PRs, we should include instructions on
how to handle the situation where fast-forwarding is necessary, explicitly
discourage the use of merges and force-pushes once a PR has been opened,
and some guidelines regarding the appropriate number of commits when the PR
is initially opened. Once we have these guidelines, it would be helpful to
link to them from the PR checklist that we currently have, and rework the
checklist so that it is in line with our desired process.

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:20 PM Darrel Schneider <>

> Something I have noticed is that often when I have requested changes be
> made to a pull request is that the changes are force pushed ask a single
> commit to the pr. I would actually prefer that the changes show up as a new
> commit on the pr instead of everything being rebased into one commit. That
> makes the history of the pr easier to follow and make it easy to see what
> has changed since the previous review. What do others think? Have we done
> something that makes contributors think the pull request has to be single
> commit? I know the initial pull request is supposed to be but from then on
> I'd prefer that we wait to squash when we merge it to develop.

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