[GNC-dev] gnucash git: please as little merge commit as possible

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sun Jan 5 18:34:19 EST 2020

> On Jan 5, 2020, at 12:44 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> wrote:
> Dear Daniel,
> thanks a lot for your contributions to gnucash.
> Concerning the git commits I have a small wish: Could you try to send as 
> little merge commits as possible in your pull requests? In particular, your 
> recent test_gnc_setlocale patch branch contains a merge commit merging 
> upstream/maint. This shouldn't go into the gnucash git. Instead, please rebase 
> your contribution branch on top of most recent master, so that your change is 
> only exactly one commit (or multiple linear commits for complex contributions) 
> but does not contain extra merges. The extra merges are IMHO super confusing 
> in the git history but bring completely zero knowledge gain. 
> Contributions which consist of exactly one commit IMHO should always be merged 
> as fast-forward (or rebase) and not as merge commits, but that's the 
> responsibility of the gnucash maintainers. Your responsibility would be to 
> send in pull requests which don't contain unneeded merge commits. Thanks a 
> lot!
> And thanks again for your contribution.


We usually do this sort of correction directly on the PR. It's more immediate and seems to be more effective.

John Ralls

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