Git newbie would appreciate help (esp pointers to doc) for a usecase
which I haven't seen written up anywhere: pairing public/private
repositories, or branches, or whatever. What I mean:
I'm working on an OSS project for a client who requires publicly-
visible code to be approved, i.e.,
* reviewed/approved code can be made publicly available (and with a
permissive license), via, e.g., the usual github-style public repo
* pre-review code must not be publicly available: a private repo is OK
However I still want to version my code to the cloud, and I still
don't wanna spend any money (I'm a student, working cheap). So I was
thinking I could pair an OSS bitbucket private git repo (which is
free) with an OSS github public repo (also free), such that
* bitbucket:master always contains latest development code
* github:master always contains latest approved code
My process would be like:
1 Push normal dev commits from my local repo to bitbucket:master.
2 When I get to a review point, branch from bitbucket:master to
bitbucket:review_<datetime1/> (where datetime1=when I submit code
for review), and let the reviewer pull that branch.
3 Branch the code in github:master (i.e., the previous approval's code)
to, e.g., github:approved_<datetime0/> (when that code was approved)
4 "Copy" the code from bitbucket:review_<datetime1/> to github:master
What I'd like to know is, how to do step 4 such that I don't either
* lose history
* need to do a lot of merging
? Or am I thinking wrong, and should do Something Completely Different?
TIA, Tom Roche <tom_ro...@pobox.com>
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