git for versioning
martin f krafft
madduck at madduck.net
Wed Jul 30 13:49:41 CEST 2008
also sprach Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> [2008.07.30.1322 +0200]:
> If I want to work on changes in the common part, I check out (a tag
> for) the point before the branch (as a detached head??)
> Work on that and then what?? Thats my question.
Don't you have a common branch, like master? You can't work with
detached heads, so you'd need to make a new branch there.
Once you made changes to such a branch, then you either merge this
branch into the branches for Beth and Albert and so on, in turn, or
you rebase each of these branches onto the tip of the branch you
so if A,B,C are branes off master and you work a bit on master, then
for i in A B C: do
git checkout $i
git merge master
for i in A B C; do
git rebase master $i
I suggest you make a copy of the repo and try this stuff out to see
what the difference is. gitk is really useful to visualise the
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what do you mean, it's not packaged in debian?
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