other (none distributed) systems are certainly easier to learn. We were
fine with GIT for a few weeks, then suddenly our project is no longer
working as expected. Hope we can sort it out with a bit of professional
help.



On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
flatw...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 03:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
> Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> [...]
> > If you create a branch "search-label-issue" out from master, it is
> > not necessarily given that the new commits are supposed to be merged
> > back into master. It could be a throw-away experimental branch, a
> > release branch, or whatever. In any case, there would be situations
> > where it would be confusing to output the same "You are behind.."
> > thing as for tracking branches.
>
> Moreover, what if I merged some other branch into my
> "search-label-issue" branch and then recorded another commit -- should
> I now be made aware by Git that I'm ahead of two branches -- the one
> I initially forked off and the one I merged in and then diverged from?
>
> The way of thinking when working with a DVCS system requires certain
> getting into ;-)
>
> > What you can do instead if you want to compare what's going on
> > between your branches, is to use git logtree like I described above,
> > or more fine-grained commands like:
> [...]
> > git diff master...search-label-issue
>
> More info on this (with pictures) can be read in
> http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Tools-Revision-Selection#Commit-Ranges
>
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