On 2018-11-22, at 2:49 PM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:

> if it is just URL replacement then consider a smudge/clean filter so that the 
> worktree (local checked out files) have the URLs you want, but when you 
> checkin/add/commit the URLs are replaced (changed back to) the URLs the 
> upstream wants.
> 
> 
> I guess it is a simple sed invocation, with reverse in the other direction.

And if I'm talking about serving something out of github in the first place? 
... Between github.io which serves github, gh-pages branch, or jsdelvr, which 
will serve any github _ref_ but caches it for a week (makes it impossible to do 
testing or changes)?

I guess this is the problem. It needs to be in github to be usable, it needs to 
be on gh-pages for github.io to serve as current, which in turn means that 
"gh-pages" is a moving branch that gets reset between testing and deployment, 
which in turn means if I want to publish I need to ... ??? Still working on 
that, lets call it "step 2" for now :-).

Meanwhile, there's still all the other issues about contributing pull requests 
when any branch will have both pullable and non-pullable changes, maintaining 
my own "current", and keeping a readable history. Git for Windows, as I 
understand it, does straight rebasing and losing all history of patches; there 
has (?) to be better? right? imerge's "rebase with history" -- did anything 
ever come from that?

> 
> P.
> 
> On 22/11/2018 21:09, Michael wrote:
>> I think that I am using git incorrectly. What I want to do is way too hard.
>> 
>> I have forked someone's repository from GitHub.
>> I had to make some initial changes to URLs to be able to run my version.
>> I made changes that consist of code change, and a change log change.
>> 
>> First issue: I want to make a pull request for GitHub that has those code 
>> changes. I don't want to include the changed URLs, and I know that the 
>> change log change will not apply cleanly. How do I contribute my changes 
>> back to the base?
>> 
>> Second issue: I have other changes after that first one. How do I contribute 
>> those changes as separate pull requests without having them contain the 
>> first change, or the changed URLs, etc.?
>> 
>> Third issue: I want to keep up to date with the parent. As it makes changes, 
>> I want to merge those changes in. I know this is what rebase is for, and I 
>> know that this is the issue that "Git for Windows" and others have to deal 
>> with, but either I'm doing it wrong, or it's a lot harder than it ought to 
>> be.
>> 
>> Fourth issue: I want to keep my history clean. A quick look at the "rerere" 
>> man page shows the issue -- showing a lot of merges from the origin back to 
>> me that later wind up being merged back into the origin results in a mess. 
>> By now this has to be a solved problem, right? If it got Linus to complain, 
>> then there's a solution, right?
>> 
>> Fifth issue: test deployment. Separate from my live branch (which others may 
>> be using), I want a test deployment. This would have a different set of URLs 
>> that I changed in the first step, as well as a different change log/welcome 
>> message to indicate that it is the test deployment. But it would basically 
>> be the same set of changes, that would be applied wherever it was needed. 
>> Except that the last time I moved this change, with a rebase -onto, I 
>> discovered that it was actually moved. What I think I want would be a way to 
>> reapply a set of changes at the tip of a branch head for test deployment, 
>> without deleting that set of changes -- ideally, so a single script could 
>> apply the same constant set of changes.
>> 
>> The problem with that fifth issue is that as far as I can tell there's no 
>> way to do that in Git, so clearly that's not what I want to do.
>> 
>> Help? I feel like this is where I move from being a beginner with Git to an 
>> intermediate with Git.
>> 
>> For reference:
>> 
>> My Fork: https://github.com/keybounce/AutoTrimps
>> Upstream: https://github.com/Zorn192/AutoTrimps
>> 

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