For dpkg translators: new git instructions
Hello dear translators,
we have updated the instructions on the Git usage that we expect you to
do: see http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/GitUsage
The short summary is:
1/ Don't use "git pull" but use instead "git fetch && git rebase origin/master"
(this is to avoid seeing many "merge commits" which do not add any
value, see below for an example)
2/ Don't multiply local commits uselessly. If you have several commits to
push please use "git rebase -i origin/master" to merge them in a single
one. This command displays a list of pending commits of you, each on a
single line starting with "pick". Keep the "pick" on the first line but
replace all other occurences of "pick" by "squash". Save and exit the
editor. Enter a new log message for the single commit that will replace
the previous serie of commits.
The wiki page has a more concrete example of usage.
Basically we have seen a few push like this:
bb55e03 Update Polish translations.
3dc3d8e Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.debian.org/git/dpkg/dpkg
ea5926f Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.debian.org/git/dpkg/dpkg
84556e3 Update to 322t69f71u
4e85e21 Update to 1165t23f110u
229afa4 Initial Polish translation of scripts - 100t185f177u
9386ce0 Updated to 1125t32f141u
be0f3cb Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.debian.org/git/dpkg/dpkg
3513003 Updated to 1098t27f160u
bac2e4e Update Polish translation to 1071t24f190u
(I took Robert as example, but others are doing the same. I don't blame
anyone, you couldn't know... but now we'll try to improve the situation a
Please understand that this is not useful historical information and as
such we'd like to avoid seeing it. We want a single "Update Polish
translations" instead of 10 similar commits.
Thanks for your help and if you have questions, feel free to ask.
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