Jeremiah Mahler <jmmah...@gmail.com> writes:
> Various minor wording fixes throughout the user manual
> and glossary.
> The section on "Updating a repository with git fetch" was
> substantially re-worded to try and better explain `git fetch`.
> Signed-off-by: Jeremiah Mahler <jmmah...@gmail.com>
> From the feedback I received by Chris Packham  it was clear
> that my re-wording of the section "Updating a repository with git fetch"
> still wasn't quite right .
> : http://marc.info/?l=git&m=140100460903936&w=2
> I re-worded it some more to try and emphasize the remote (upstream)
> and local aspects of `git fetch`. Chris liked those changes better .
> : http://marc.info/?l=git&m=140109062903038&w=2
> I expanded upon this even further. The section on git-pull is similar
> so I tried to use that as a basis. I also thought the relationship
> git fetch and git pull was worthy of a short note along with a link to
> the section on git-pull.
> Documentation/glossary-content.txt | 2 +-
> Documentation/user-manual.txt | 28 ++++++++++++++++++----------
> 2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> index be0858c..4e0b971 100644
> --- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> @@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
> [[def_alternate_object_database]]alternate object database::
> Via the alternates mechanism, a <<def_repository,repository>>
> can inherit part of its <<def_object_database,object database>>
> - from another object database, which is called "alternate".
> + from another object database, which is called an "alternate".
> [[def_bare_repository]]bare repository::
> A bare repository is normally an appropriately
> diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> index d33f884..f5fd61b 100644
> --- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> @@ -416,14 +416,22 @@ REVISIONS" section of linkgit:gitrevisions.
> Updating a repository with git fetch
> -Eventually the developer cloned from will do additional work in her
> -repository, creating new commits and advancing the branches to point
> -at the new commits.
> +After you clone a repository and commit a few changes of your own, you
> +may wish to check the original repository for updates.
The above is very good.
> +The linkgit:git-fetch command is used to update all the remote-tracking
> +branches to the latest version found in those repositories.
> +It will not touch any of your own branches--not even the "master"
> +branch that was created during clone.
It is harder to review with unnecessary rewrapping of the text X-<.
I somehow feel that the original was clear around here, by being
explicit that "git fetch $there $that" is not it is talking about,
which seems to have been lost in this update.
> +The linkgit:git-merge command can then be used to merge the changes.
> +$ git fetch
> +$ git merge origin/master
That is not wrong per-se, but it is not a very good example. If you
immediately merge, there is no reason not to say "git pull" in the
first place ;-) For this to be a good example, there needs
git log -p ..origin/master
before that merge happens, I would think.
Not that I read the text around here and confirmed that this is a
good place in the overall flow of the learning to teach about "log
-p" and "merge", though.
> @@ -1811,8 +1819,8 @@ manner.
> You can then import these into your mail client and send them by
> hand. However, if you have a lot to send at once, you may prefer to
> use the linkgit:git-send-email script to automate the process.
> -Consult the mailing list for your project first to determine how they
> -prefer such patches be handled.
> +Consult the mailing list for your project first to determine
> +their requirements for submitting patches.
> Importing patches to a project
> @@ -2255,7 +2263,7 @@ $ git checkout test && git merge speed-up-spinlocks
> It is unlikely that you would have any conflicts here ... but you might if
> spent a while on this step and had also pulled new versions from upstream.
> -Some time later when enough time has passed and testing done, you can pull
> +Sometime later when enough time has passed and testing done, you can pull the
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