Suggestion: Explicitly warn to not use GitHub web UI for patches
richb.hanover at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 12:17:09 PDT 2021
> On Oct 5, 2021, at 10:24 AM, Paul D <newtwen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Write this up into an FAQ/howto on openwrt.org (this is, after all, the OWRT way)
Yes, it's always more powerful (and useful) to tell people what TO do, instead of what NOT to do.
I contribute very occasionally, and by trial and error, I *think* I have found the procedure. (And if it's not right, or not optimal, I would be delighted to learn how to do it better...)
- In Github, fork the official repo into my personal Github account
- Clone my personal copy of the repo to my laptop
- Create a branch for my changes on my laptop
- Monkey around, improve the world, then...
- Squash my commits so that there's only one change (optional, but it tends to improve the commit messages)
- Push my commits back to my personal repo
- From my personal Github account, create a PR for my branch back to the official OpenWrt repo
Do I have the gist of it? Many thanks.
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