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How to politely decline a pull request?

There was a pull request made on one my repos adding explanations on the README file. Unfortunately, it's hardly understandable and I doubt will be helpful. What ways can I do to politely decline ...
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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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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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Dynamic git URL for Jenkins builds

We internally use GitHub Enterprise and Jenkins. If I push on the main repository it is automatically build without and the Commit is marked as correct (just as Travis does this). However, I want to ...
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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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cygwin git “Protocol ”https“ not supported or disabled in libcurl” [migrated]

I'm using cygwin under Windows 7. Everything was fine until one day I found that I cann't use git to clone github repos and it says "Protocol "https" not supported or disabled in libcurl". But when I ...
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Publish Modules from a Java Project on Github and integrate into IntelliJ

What is the best practice to work with several Java modules from different GitHub sources using IntelliJ? This might be an odd qeustion but I do not know what the standard workflow is to achieve what ...
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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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Is it OK to credit (CC BY 3.0) icons in my (GPLv2) Github project with a CREDITS.txt file?

I'm in the middle of uploading a project to github. My software uses some icons which are licensed: "Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0 US)" Should I hardcode the credits in a... let's say "Help->About" ...
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What if anything should I do if a developer died and his github account is unchanged? [closed]

A developer I briefly interchanged ideas with died last year. He has github and youtube accounts that look like he's still a living person IRL. Should I take no action or contact the organizations ...
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How can I develop a productive Git(hub) branch workflow for an open source project?

I am writing a simple framework that I want to open source just for experience (and fun!). However, it has some cool ideas that could make it grow to a larger project and I want to be ready if that ...
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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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Standard practice to publish and source-control a single file?

I often want to publish some useful standalone script - e.g., a matlab script which converts flac files into wav files. If it were a big project I would immediately place it in Github, however it ...
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Python Open Source Development

I am looking to contribute to some Python projects on Github, and I am looking for a bit of clarification on the mechanics of doing this effectively. As I understand it, the typical workflow is as ...
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Can a single GitHub repository include source code released under multiple licenses?

I want to gather several sub-projects in a single GitHub repo for the convenience of the users. But I wonder if it's actually possible to have folders in a single repo each of which is covered by a ...
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What can I say in Github issues? [closed]

I'm new to the open source community. When I look at projects on Github I don't see any "forum". There's only an "issues" page. Is that only meant for submitting bugs? Or can I say other things? for ...
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Why squash git commits for pull requests?

Why does every serious Github repo I do pull requests for want me to squash my commits into a single commit? I thought the git log was there so you could inspect all your history and see exactly what ...
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Forking a repo on GitHub but allowing new issues on the fork

I have previously forked other people's repos on GitHub, and I have noticed that issues stay with the original repo, and that I can't file issues on the forked repo. I now have the following task. I ...
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How come many project-hosting sites don't have a forum feature? [closed]

I'm considering starting an open-source project, so I shopped around some popular project hosting sites. What I find surprising is that many (see here for a nice feature table) of the popular ...
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Why do people fork repositories on GitHub? [closed]

I noticed that a lot of GitHub accounts only have repositories which are forked from other accounts. In addition the people who do this usually don't make any contributions to the forked repositories. ...
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On GitHub, etiquette and pull requests [duplicate]

If someone forks your repository and commits some changes, what is the accepted way to proceed if you'd like to ask them whether it's alright to pull those changes in? Can you issue a pull request on ...
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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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Should I keep my GitHub forked repositories around forever?

So I've forked someone else's repository, made a few changes, submitted a pull request, and my changes made it into the product. Great! But...what should I do with my forked repository? Is there a ...
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How to get other programmers to collaborate [closed]

I've got a project on which I have developed some source code extensive enough that it compiles to an application, but would like other developers to contribute to help me improve the code and make ...
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How to unit test code that downloads a file from a github repo

This is my solution's structure: Storage.csproj > FileDownloader.cs > GitHubProvider.cs (implements IStorageProvider) > IStorageProvider.cs Storage.Test.csproj > ...
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How to enable non technical users to use GitHub

We're currently storing two Dynamic CRM solutions in Github and have triggers to automatically deploy these solutions once a change has been pushed to the master branch. This works really well in ...
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How to use github, branches and automatic releases for version management? [closed]

I understand most of the basic Git/Github concepts by now, however I still have trouble understanding the bigger picture. These are some things that I have managed to get working so far: Push ...
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Git Submodule for untracked folder?

I have a git repository with a folder in it. The folder is listed in my .gitignore file. I cloned another repository into that ignored folder from github. I may want to work inside of the new ...
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And at what point of modification to the original does source code with no license become owned by me?

I've recently come across a publicly viewable project on Github that has no license associated with it. In this repo, there is a file with the logic and most of the code needed to work as a piece of ...
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As a sole developer (for now), how should I be using Git? [closed]

I have multiple projects on Git that I eventually want to bring others into. However, right now it's just me and I use Git and GitHub very simplistically: no branches and basically just using the ...
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How to best structure Git for our team [closed]

We're starting to develop many small web projects in our company, where mostly they will have one shared resource with some code pieces (SDKs, utilities and etc...) Our team is small (~5) but is ...
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Sharing on Github

Over the past couple weeks I have gotten a lot of help from StackOverflow users on a project, and rather than keep the finished product to myself I wanted to share it unencumbered by licenses, but ...
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Git submodule vs Git clone

I am working on an opensource project on github. It has a subdirectory /Vendor in which it has a copy of several external libraries. Original maintainer of the project updated this directory with ...
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Could submitting a Pull Request ever constitute accepting a Contributor Licence Agreement?

Some software projects have a Contributor Licence Agreement. The agreement could, for instance, assign copyright of 3rd-party contributions to the original project creator. Could submitting a Pull ...
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Is any one of these the right way to write a license for your opensource project forked and modified from an existing one with different authors?

I've used parts of source from an existing Java library project with what appears to be a 3-clause BSD license. I've made significant changes to the library which makes it possible to use it in a new ...
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How do I put YAML code in GitHub MarkDown? [closed]

Following YAML snippet that I'm trying to place in my markdown formatted readme: ``` libraries: - name: numpy version: "1.6.1" ``` Tried the above with both no and 2 trailing spaces at ...
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Is it OK to reoccupy my old GitHub username to protect repository redirections? [closed]

I'm considering changing my GitHub username from the old alias I was using as a kid to my real name. I'm concerned about my repository URLs. GitHub will redirect the old URLs, but if someone creates a ...
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Git Project Dependencies on GitHub

I've written a PHP framework and a CMS on top of the framework. The CMS is dependent on the framework, but the framework exists as a self-contained folder within the CMS files. I'd like to maintain ...
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Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts? [closed]

I'm fairly new to programming, and I've been working on many personal projects, which I'm concerned can come across as silly and unprofessional. The kind of projects I have are a Reddit Image ...
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What can I do to let our team have code reviews of branch merges having hundreds of screens worth of Github diffs?

"Code review" (aka "peer review") seems like a really great idea, so my team started practicing it. For a little while it worked well, but then a co-worker merged a branch in, and asked for a review ...
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Should I use branches for example uses of a github repo?

I'm working on a Github repo called Designemplate at https://github.com/benwatkinsart/Designemplate and was thinking of developing some example uses of the CSS file to show how it's used. Should I use ...
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Is it correct to ask contributers to rebase their pull requests on github

I maintain a relatively popular github repo. When a pull request is good to merge I usually ask the author to rebase it to a single commit before I merge it (especially when there have been multiple ...
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Git: Branch or Fork?

I have game project that will have two versions: A simple version of the game, the core An advanced version of the game. I have the 1st version in my public repository and only I will be working ...
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What is a “markdown-formatted” README file on Github?

It's unclear to me what the format is, if there's systematic/command-line requirements for creating it, etc. Basically, just to need to know the specs, and if there's technical steps for generating ...
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people fork my project but don't fetch from upstream - what can I do?

Several people have forked my github repo but they have not fetched-merged from upstream. So my original repo has evolved significantly since the fork took place, and meanwhile these people are ...
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How to choose between different open-source libraries? [closed]

Recently, I found multiple GitHub repositories that would allow me to perform the same task. (In my case, assess the readability of text strings.) It made me wonder, what are the best practices for ...
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Trying to understand what Travis CI does and when it should be used

I am very new to Git and I am planning to contribute to some open-source project on GitHub after discovering a small error in it. Upon forking it and fixing the error, I purposed a pull request and I ...
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Adding svn support to our git repo

We have been using SVN for several years. Recently, we switched over to git, since some members of the organization pointed out that if our SVN server dies our team is toast. So far, we've got ...
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How to manage github issues for (priority, etc)? [closed]

I'm new to github, and am looking for advice on how to manage issues. I'm used to having priority and other ordering options but see that none exist. How do others manages issues during the ...
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Do you have to rename the software when you fork a repo?

I forked a repo some time ago and created a few pull requests which went unanswered. Now, the software is MIT-licensed, and I kept the copyright notice there. Do I have to rename the software, or ...