Git is an open-source DVCS (Distributed Version Control System)

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Git: Keeping track of work in progress

I'm looking for tools and/or practices and/or advice for keeping track of work in development. In an ideal world, you have a well-defined task, a bug tracker with a ticket to track your progress on ...
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Should I keep font assets in git repo?

Switched from svn to git, and I can feel that several repos with heavy assets feel, well, heavy. I never noticed this heaviness with svn. There is a huge difference when checking out whole history of ...
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git strategy on merging/rebasing feature that was abandoned but is being revived

Say we have this situation: * master | * a | * b ... a lot has happened * ... a lot has happened * z | | * aa (want to rebase onto master or merge into master but having too many ...
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Is it good to split big repository into smaller ones to have separate history/issue etc or keep it big?

We are currently porting our huge svn repo to git and we are thinking to export subdirectories of repository, each one containing source code of independent binaries, documentation or robot tests, ...
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Is a guardfile part of the private developers environment or the public OSS project?

Let us say I have an open source project on github. Now I wish to include tools required to develop the project so others can easily contribute. It is hard for me to tell when these tools should be ...
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What does “branching is free” mean in Git?

What does "branching is free" mean in Git? I hear this a lot whenever Git is mentioned in comparison to other version control systems. I haven't had the opportunity (?) to deal with others (SVN, ...
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Repository strategy for multiple interconnected components with small differences

At my work we have multiple products.. productA, productB, ... these products reference multiple components. componentA, componentB.. there are also shared components sharedA, sharedB... etc.. which ...
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What's the benefit of GIT for solo programmer? [duplicate]

If I am working on a program alone, I just zip entire program folder once in a while. I keep only latest 2-3 files so my disk isn't cluttered. So for example I would have 2 files: ...
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How to organize remote Git branches when team does single change releases?

I am a member of a project team with somewhat unusual (or at least from my perspective) release methodology and team dynamic. The way we have been doing releases is rolling out a single functional ...
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Git, semantic versioning and how it fits into (my) a typical development timeline?

I'm working on a Q&A system and about to tag my current application with "1.0.0" for it's first official version/tag. It's about to be rolled out for beta testing to a limited test audience next. ...
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Should I rename package after Android app name change?

I have an Android app. I have changed the app's name from appname1 to appname2. I would like to know if I should also change my package name from com.myname.appname1 to com.myname.appname2 to reflect ...
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Choosing between Single or multiple projects in a git repository?

In a git environment, where we have modularized most projects, we're facing the one project per repository or multiple projects per repository design issue. Let's consider a modularized project: ...
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Should a github maintainer rewrite author's in pull requests?

I'm not a programmer by profession, but I do some coding and have used github some. I've run across what I find to be a surprising situation. I'm very familiar with git. There is a project which I ...
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To integrate git versions as build numbers or not?

A colleague and I have been taking turns debating/discussing the issues/merits of integrating a version derived from the current git repository into our code whenever it builds. We think the merits ...
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Why learn git when there are GUI apps for GitHub?

Given that GitHub provides GUI apps for both Mac and Windows, what are the benefits of learning to use git from the command line? Currently I'm using their mac app to update my repositories, and so ...
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Why does Git have tags?

I've read Git branching and tagging best practices and git tagging comments - best practices, but I don't see a direct answer to something I've wondered for a long time: Why does Git have tags? ...
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Using multiple Git repositories instead of a single one containing many apps from different teams? [duplicate]

I am migrating a 10-years-old big CVS repository to Git. It seemed obvious to split this multiple-projects repository into several Git ones. But the decision-makers are used to CVS, therefore their ...
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Managing multiple versions of a web application using Git

We have a family of apps, all having the same base. Until now I've been developing this base, and the Git workflow was very simple: Development is done in develop branch New features are developed ...
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Is it reasonable to use git only on my local machine?

Is it ok to just use git only locally? I don't want to have to pay for a service that provides private repositories (such as Github) but I think git is a great way to organize my closed-source ...
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Git workflow for Microsoft SQL Stack

My team of developers are currently working at a client who has required us to move away from SVN and begin using their native workflow program. (Source tree by Atlassian). We are data warehouse ...
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Appropriate Git workflow for multiple active releases while handling hotfixes

I'm trying to choose a Git workflow that is most appropriate for our product. Here are the parameters: We do a few major releases a year, let's say 10 at the most We have multiple versions of our ...
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Database Password problem when using GIT to manage project that uses Spring to initiate Datasource

I use Spring Framework to code my Web Service, using Dependency injection to inject a DataSource bean into the DAO bean that will be used by the Web Service. I have all the database properties(Url, ...
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Does frequent committing prevent merge conflicts?

Is there any situation, where git merge command uses frequent committing in one or both branches to prevent merge conflict (as opossed to one giant commit of week-long work followed by immidiate ...
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Shared code across many (web) projects using git

I work in a small team that creates and maintains quite a lot (> 100) of ASP.NET website projects. Our current workflow is that our projects are all located on a network drive, which everyone works ...
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Why is having merge bubbles in your git history not actually that bad?

In the past year, most of the rest of my group (of engineers that I work with), has ended up deciding that merge bubbles really aren't that bad. At the very least, I'm seeing that other developers ...
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Advice on structuring a Git repo into branches for an iterative tutorial [duplicate]

I'm a teacher and I'm about to publish a tutorial on how a build a PHP app in several iterative steps. At each iteration, I want to provide access to the associated source code and differences with ...
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How to avoid old commits/PRs that are painful to merge?

We have a pretty good code review process, but there are couple of issues. The most annoying problem is merging. From time to time the number of stuff to merge grows rapidly and some of the commits ...
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Putting together a business case for moving to git from TFS? [closed]

I'm probably going to be giving a presentation to my company (mainly management, but also senior developers) on the benefits of moving to Git from a centralized TFS setup. I know that I massively ...
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Is seeing loads of merge messages in a git branch standard, or are we working incorrectly?

We're in the process of switching from SVN to git, and I've noticed that we're seeing a lot of these commit messages in git: Merge branch 'development' of [Url to Origin]. These are coming in where ...
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Why aren't there cherry-pick requests?

One disadvantage to pull requests is lots and lots of merge commits. It's not the worst thing, but it does clutter the commit logs, and make for lots of unnecessary non-sequential history. A - C - E ...
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Git workflow for small teams

I'm working on a git workflow to implement in a small team. The core ideas in the workflow: There is a shared project master that all team members can write to All development is done exclusively on ...
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Something like “tracking” for local branches in git?

I often have a workflow where I develop some feature in a Git branch, switch to another feature-branch, etc. During development, the original develop branch and the feature branches diverge. Now when ...
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From TFS to Git

I'm a .NET developer and I've used TFS (team foundation server) as my source control software many times. Good features of TFS are: Good integration with Visual Studio (so I do almost everything ...
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Why does Git's stash commit need two parents?

Why does Git's stash commit need two parents? In the Hacker's Guide to Git, I see this mental model for stashes: The guide tells me that stash@{0} needs both A and B as parents. Why? Why doesn't ...
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Developer Branch vs. Feature Branch [duplicate]

I saw around that development teams usually use source control in one of 2 schemes: Either "Feature Branch", where each feature is developed in a new branch, or "Developer Branch", where each ...
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How Best Can I Use Git When My Employer Uses VSS?

I am going to be working with VSS but I am much more productive and diligent with GIT. I have to fit within the workflow of VSS and keep good history in VSS. The standard work flow here with VSS is ...
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VCS - Better way to change location than pushing to branch?

I work from multiple locations quite frequently, and there's times (16:59 on a Friday for example) when I need to leave quickly with potentially unstable code. Right now I tend to commit and push the ...
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Git branching and tagging best practices

I am currently learning to use Git by reading Pro Git. Right now I'm learning about branching and tags. My question is when should I use a branch and when should I use a tag? For example, say I ...
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Can tags be used as bookmarks under semantic versioning?

Shameless plug: this question is for StackMode – a StackExchange client for GNU Emacs 24+. The product I'm working on, version-controlled with git, is a desktop application with an innately exposed ...
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Merging very big branch with master [duplicate]

I have rather big git branch with code that was created on may of this year and never before was merged with master. Compare shows huuuge difference between branch and master: about 50 new files and ...
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Tag and/or branch strategies for environments when using git

I've been researching git deployment flows and have seen many post-receive hooks that will check out master. Few of them however detail how you might set up a beta server that could be running any ...
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Git and merge commits

We have three branches: master staging dev We branch per issue and each issue needs to go through testing and staging before being merged to master. We branch feature branches from master and ...
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What is the utility of the predictable SHA's in git?

I am learning git. I am wondering why the git spec is explicit about how the commit SHA's are calculated? It is my understanding that the delta blob (the unit-of-work) is calculated into this SHA as ...
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Git push to deploy technique [duplicate]

I'm adopting a git push to deploy method where I setup a bare repository on the live server which I push my local changes to. Using a post-update hook, executed after I've pushed I pull my changes to ...
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How do you identify bugfix commits on QA environment with Git repository?

I got used to the following approach on bugfixing phase of the project development. The developer should add SVN commit number as a comment to the JIRA issue when resolving it. Latest artifact from ...
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Is licensing an issue for Git Submodules?

For example: an MIT-licensed project wishes to simplify the build process for its users by including part of the GNU toolchain (which is of course GPL) as a Submodule. Could that be interpreted as ...
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Why do Git/Mercurial repositories use less space?

I've read on several discussions here and on SO that DVCS repositories use about the same or less space than their centralised counter-parts. I may have missed it, but I haven't found a good ...
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Use git to manage different deployments of the same repo

I have a web application built in PHP. I want to use Git to manage the different aspects of the deployment. Now some of the files in the web app are specific to a client (logos, database connection ...
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Managing shared code in source control

Projects A and B both use library project L: Judging by what people have written about it on the web, managing this situation appears to be a headache: ...
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Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?

I'm writing an essay, and would like to have some empiric evidence, perhaps longitudinal data where the popularity of these technologies is compared over a period of some years. Are there any ...