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Re: GSoC-2020 update: Jul 31

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: GSoC-2020 update: Jul 31
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:54:52 +0200 (CEST)

>>>> Well, there's a good reason that gitlab has a big, fat 'rebase'
>>>> button...
>> Not sure about the meaning of your message: this button shows up
>> because we enabled it as a project-wide setting.  To my knowledge,
>> the default and most common strategy is merging.

Exactly!  It's our policy to prefer rebasing over merging.

>> [...] rebasing now means less error-prone work in the future.
> That sounds reasonable.


> However, it means everybody should expect commits to change after
> having looked at rhem.  So: always pull again (well, that's clear)
> and never add commits to Owen's branch wirhout clarifying the state
> directly with him.

Agreed.  Right now, it's Owen's private branch, and nobody should ever
do that.


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