Working with projects on Githubtechnical github
Collaborating on Github projects
Its safe to say that github is one of the most widely used source code management systems for software development.
Every time I start working on a new project on github, I always turn to good old Google to get me started for the same set of questions.
So here are the steps that I follow to start working on a project on github:
# Original project https://github.com/apiman/apiman # Forked project https://github.com/finiteloopme/apiman
2. Clone your fork
# Clone the project locally git clone https://github.com/finiteloopme/apiman # This is the master branch of your project cd apiman # Create a remote repo named *upstream* for the original project git remote add upstream https://github.com/apiman/apiman
3. Contribute fixes and/or features to the project
# Create a branch for a specific issue git checkout -b apiman-issue123 # Switch the branch to *master* git checkout master # Fetch & merge all the upstream/master changes git pull upstream master # Switch to the topic on-hand git checkout apiman-issue123 # Reapply changes to master. The latest from master will be the new base of the changes git rebase master # Push your topic branch into your public fork git push origin apiman-issue123