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What is the etiquette of renaming an open source fork?

I want to fork on Github the TestNG java testing framework (Apache 2 license) so I can add/change some minor things to suit my needs. It's unlikely that all of my changes would be approved in the ...
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Multiple SSH keys for different organizations

I can see that GitHub allows you to have multiple mail account and associate every organization you are part of with a different address. Can this be done also for SSH keys? What I would like to do ...
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GitHub access to repo: only with URL? [closed]

I'm finishing my dissertation and want/need to provide the source code of some analysis scripts I've used. I did all the version control with git. Because I want to publish the results generated with ...
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Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?

It seems to me that the best way to manage priority for programming tasks in a backlog is to simply put them in order. Do the top task first, second one next. If priority changes, re-order the queue. ...
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How safe & trustworthy are hosting sites such as sourceforge, github or bitbucket for closed-source projects?

I am considering using sourceforge, bitbucket or github for managing source control for my business. I have open projects and I participate in open projects such as gcc. But I also have a business ...
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What is the netiquette for forking other people's open source projects? [duplicate]

I started to get more and more engaged in open source development and I was wondering if there are any guidelines on how to properly document and maintain a fork? For example, let's say you fork a ...
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How should contributions to an open source project be managed by the owner(s)?

When managing an open source project (using a service like GitHub) how would one respond to the following: Somebody has kindly submitted a patch to add a new feature or address a problem. Any one of ...
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What is proper etiquette for releasing a complete rewrite of an existing project?

I'm new to the opensource world. The project I'm working on resides on Github. (Just for reference) The project I'm working on is a plug-in for the Plex Media Server. I plan to submit my plug-in to ...
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Proper Git setup between designers and developers?

Basically we now have 2 developers for an iOS project, 2 developers for an Android project and 1 designer doing designs for both projects. Right now, the way we exchange designs and images is through ...
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Committing https certificates to Github…is there ever a good reason for this?

If a server certificate is published to Github, a la: -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- is that necessarily a bad thing? Is there ever a legitimate reason to do this? I ask because of a recent wave of ...
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Can my GitHub and SourceForge account share the same repository?

I like that SourceForge can also let people browse your code using Git. But, before I even set up the project on SourceForge, I had a GitHub repository for it. Now that I have created my SourceForge ...
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If I own an open source project why would I not host it on Github? [closed]

I've noticed that one rather well-known open source project (which I won't name so that noone focuses too much on that specific project) offers sources for download as a .zip via FTP instead of having ...
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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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GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version

I have started my own OS application, I am hosting it on GitHub. My problem is that I push changes to the repository from more than one location so sometimes I want to work on it and sometimes I can't ...
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Git & project backups [closed]

I've been using SVN for sometime and have been making an awkward, but soon to be rewarding transition over to git. Theres quite a few side / small projects that I'm working on which 90% will never ...
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How does one handle sensitive data when using Github and Heroku?

I am not yet accustomed with the way Git works (And wonder if someone besides Linus is ;)). If you use Heroku to host you application, you need to have your code checked in a Git repo. If you work on ...
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What is proper etiquette and recommended GitHub workflow for simultaneously contributing to and diverging from upstream repo?

I'm new to GitHub and VCS in general. I've been programming in various languages for years, but I've always worked solo on custom projects (no public releases). I recently started using a jQuery UI ...
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Is there a purpose for using pull requests on my own repo if I am the only developer?

So I got started with a real project of mine on GitHub and things are going pretty well and ideas are flowing a lot faster than I initially thought. In order to keep things organized, I setup some ...
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Collaboration using github and testing the code

The procedure in my team is that we all commit our code to the same development branch. We have a test server that runs updated code from this branch so that we can test our code on the servers. This ...
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Why do we sign a .JAR ? or a tag on github?

I have a question : Why do I need to sign a .JAR using jarsigner? is there a specific reason or use of that ? Same question when I tag a version on github ?
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How to deal with well-meaning open-source contributors?

If a programmer contacts you and asks to contribute to your project, how do you handle it? You don't know if this guy is any good. Perhaps he'll be more trouble than he's worth. He might be trying ...
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Security issue about making my code public in GitHub

I'm developing a big community/forum website and I'd like to upload my code to GitHub to have at least some sort of version control over it (because I have nothing other than a .rar file as a backup, ...
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Managing multiple people working on a project with GIT

I'm very new to GIT/GitHub (as new as starting yesterday). I would like to know what is the best way to manage multiple people working on the same project with Github. Currently I'm managing one ...
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Conceptual difference between Git and GitHub

The last line of this answer prompted me to ask this question . I know to know at a conceptual level the difference between Git and GitHub .
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How is the Linux repository administrated?

I am amazed by the Linux project and I would like to learn how they administrate the code, given the huge number of developers. I found the Linux repository on GitHub, but I do not understand how it ...
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Is it OK to push my code to GitHub while it is still in early development?

I have some projects that are in a very early development state. They are nowhere nearing completion but I do host them (as public repos) on GitHub because: I have multiple computers and I want ...
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Github Workflow: Pushing small fix branches to remote, or keep them local?

In Scott Chacon's workflow (explained eg in this SO answer), with essentially two silos (development, and master), if, say I have a small bug to fix (e.g. can be fixed with a few characters) is the ...
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How can I view github tasks which are not assigned to a person?

On the main Issues page, you can click Everyone's Issues, or Assigned to me. If you want to view the tasks assigned to a particular person, you can click the search icon, and on the left choose the ...
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what are the advantages and disadvantages of putting code for an unfinished project on github

I'm stating to work on a project that I intend to release as open source via the githubs. What are the advantages of putting the code on github from the outset, as opposed to waiting until the project ...
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Examples of non open source projects on Bitbucket or Github

Need examples to show management that these are used for source control and effectively backup of projects. They will be concerned about having their source code off-site. If there are good ...
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?

My resume is no longer relevant. It can no longer contain an adequate description of my technical abilities. One can get a much better sense of what I am capable of by looking at my GitHub ...
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How should I get my code ready for OpenSourcing it and putting it on GitHub?

In a few weeks, my project is going to be finished and I want to start getting my code ready for other people to use it. I am going to be posting everything to GitHub so people can tweak it and ...
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Testing Git competence [closed]

I hire a lot of programmers for tiny tasks. I very clearly specify that the tasks can only be completed by making a pull request on GitHub. Unfortunatelly, so many programmers do not know Git and ...
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Why should I push if I'm working alone in a local repository?

I'm interacting with Git through GitHub for Windows, which is funny since I'll never push my repository to GitHub. I'm working on it alone and it's intended to be used only by me. I noticed that my ...
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MIT License Question (download somebody else's code and throw it on github)

Sometimes I use plugins and 3rd party libraries, and one thing that drives me crazy is when these libraries are not versioned. So, if I download it, make some mods to it, I am the only person in the ...
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How can I get an anonymous user to submit bugs on a private GitHub project?

Our company has a private GitHub repository for the project I'm working on. After a full summer of work, it looks like we'll be launching this week (wheee!). However, I want to include a "submit a ...
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What is the most basic and simple platform for collaborative development (PHP project)? [closed]

I need to work with 4-5 programmers on a fairly average PHP application using codeigniter. We're in 5 different locations in one city, and all of the programmers are all not too well educated and I'm ...
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How to distribute a web app (that's hosted by the customer)

We're developing a web app that visualizes financial data. We have our first customer, but hope to get more. The terms are that the customers pay a setup fee, to customize the app for their needs ...
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How does Github calculate language percentage in a repo?

I have a repo with Ruby and PHP code in it. Github says my repo is 74.8% PHP and 25.2% Ruby I do not understand how this can be. When I compare the 2 languages in my project: # Count how many ...
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Can I migrate a clone of Google Code repository into Github?

I want to create a clone of a Google Code repository, which I cannot download due to Country restrictions and I want to migrate that clone into Github, which I can use without any problem. The thing ...
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Forking project on Github process

There is a project on Github that I mostly like and want to use. There are a few things I want to do differently/remove that doesn't make sense for what I want/need. Also I want to add a few things as ...
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Two git repositories, one project

I am building an app using Code Igniter, it is being based on CI-Bonfire. I am pulling in the dev branch of CI-Bonfire using git, I want the entire project to be git controlled as well, but I want to ...
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Best practices for team workflow with RoR/Github for designer + coder?

My friend and I have started to try to collaborate on some projects. For background, I come from a PHP/Wordpress/Drupal coding background, but recently I've become more experienced with the RoR ...
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How do I stay compliant with GPL when forking on Github?

I've recently forked a project on Github and made some modifications to it, pushed them back to the forked repository and asked the original developer to pull the changes. (I gather this is the ...
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How can I get programmers to work together better on shared code with tests

We keep repeating "you have to pull first" (this is git and github by the way). Then you code a little, then get your tests to pass, then commit, then pull and push again. We give tutorial links, ...
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GitHub: Are there external tools for managing issues list vs. project backlog

Recently I posted one of my the projects1 on GitHub and as I was exploring capabilities of the site, I noticed they have a rather decent issue tracking section. I want to use that section as a) other ...
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Should images be stored in a git repository?

For a distributed team that uses Git and Github as version control, should images also be stored in the git repository? For the most part, the images won't be changed. The folder containing them will ...
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git / other VCS - how often to commit? [duplicate]

I've been a programmer now for over 11 years, and am just starting to get into version control for real. The places I've worked at have never really used version control (one committed at the end of ...
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New cloud development workflow using Github, Cloud9ide and CloudFoundry

So time is changing towards cloud development/computing. I'm trying to get the new "cloud" workflow based on the services I'm going to use: Github, Cloud9ide and CloudFoundry. Here is what is on my ...
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Which commit should close a Github issue when multiple commits are responsible?

I want to close issues in Github via my commit messages, but I'm not sure which commit should contain the magic "Closes #XXX" string when multiple commits are responsible for closing the issue. ...