Moving to GitHub: Status Update, Action Required
ctreleaven at macports.org
Fri Oct 21 19:20:56 PDT 2016
> On Oct 21, 2016, at 2:12 PM, Clemens Lang <cal at macports.org> wrote:
> Hello MacPorts users and developers,
> ... Please read through
> which contains a number of guidelines for working with the MacPorts Git
The Working with Git page is pretty good. There is a lot of good background and explanation of why and how Git is different from svn.
However, would it be possible to add a tangible example of updating a port to that page?
I know a little bit about Subversion and less about Git. I would like to see a soup-to-nuts example of cloning the ports tree, updating a Portfile, maybe deleting an old patch and adding a new one, and getting the updated port into MacPorts (direct commit v. pull request). It would be helpful if one-time requirements (setting name and email address) were clearly separated from repetitive steps (pulling changes from master?). Otherwise, it is going to be a wee bit nerve-wracking the first few times...
Also, is the consensus that a graphical user interface over git more likely to be harmful than helpful? The Tools section at the bottom of the page doesn’t give any kind of recommendation.
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