On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 02:04:33PM -0400, Marc Branchaud wrote: > On 14-05-01 01:56 PM, W. Trevor King wrote: > > On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 11:20:44AM -0400, Marc Branchaud wrote: > >> On 14-05-01 05:46 AM, brian m. carlson wrote: > >>> git checkout maintenance-branch > >>> # Update our maintenance branch to the latest from the main repo. > >>> git pull --ff-only > >>> git pull --no-ff developer-remote topic-branch > >>> git push main-repo HEAD > >> > >> … > >> What's more, it seems to me that the only real advantage "git > >> pull" provides here is a less typing compared to the non-pull > >> equivalent: > >> > >> git fetch main-repo > >> git checkout main-repo/maintenance-branch > >> git fetch developer-remote > >> git merge --no-ff developer-remote/topic-branch > >> git push main-repo HEAD > > > > You're missing Brian's fast-forward merge here. It should be: > > > > git checkout maintenance-branch > > git fetch main-repo > > git merge --ff-only main-repo/maintenance-branch > > git fetch developer-remote > > … > > I think you're mistaken -- I checked out > "main-repo/maintenance-branch" directly, so there's no need to > fast-forward a local branch.
I find a local branch useful to mark the amount of the upstream branch that I've reviewed. The reflog helps a bit, but I may go several fetches between reviews. For newbies, I recommend avoiding detached HEADs, where possible, so they don't have to rely on the reflog if they accidentally commit and then checkout something else (ignoring Git's warning). Cheers, Trevor -- This email may be signed or encrypted with GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org). For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
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