Forking hifi on github


#1

I have forked the hifi repo on github, but now what is the best practice to keep it up to date ?

Found a help document https://help.github.com/articles/syncing-a-fork but this would make me open up the terminal to sync the repo manual with my fork on github.

It would sound better to me to automate this a bit, perhaps with a script like this http://h3manth.com/new/blog/2013/auto-syncing-a-forked-git-repository-with-the-parent/ ?

Or did I miss some easy way to do this ?


#2

There are some Git GUI’s that probably work. Yet command line would be the best option.


#3

If you want a GUI program, I suggest SourceTree: http://sourcetreeapp.com/

See also: https://github.com/highfidelity/hifi/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md


#4

I managed to create a new branch on github and push the up to dat hifi to it !

The contribution doc is helpful, but does seem to be up to date.

step 2:

git clone git://github.com/USERNAME/hifi.git

should be:

git clone https://github.com/USERNAME/hifi.git

cause github does not seem to know git:// url’s ???

And when in step 3 a new branch is created then you cannot push to your fork, but you have to push to that branch

git push origin new_branch_name