Moving to GitHub: Status Update, Action Required

Marko Käning mk-macports at
Mon Oct 24 15:17:57 PDT 2016

I fully agree with Mojca, that it is better to work on a private fork for the start and let others - like Clemens suggested - take part in reviewing on that forked repository. This way one can train what would have to be done on the main macports-ports repo before causing trouble there...

On 24 Oct 2016, at 19:58 , Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:

> Yes, that's also my preference. So we can agree on:
> - rebase when merging PRs
> - rewrite history on PR branches until it looks good

A description of how exactly one would rebase (potentially squash and history-rewrite) a submitted PR onto current master should be on our WorkingWithGit wiki page.

At the moment it is not very clear to me how a MacPorts committer would actually deal with a pull request submitted by a port maintainer to the central repository. But I’ve got to admit that I haven’t read much more than our wiki page up to now. There are surely more details in GitHub’s help...

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