My GIT journey to contributing to Nextcloud

My GIT journey to contributing to Nextcloud

A lightening talk about navigating GIT and contributing to open source using the imagery of the Wizzard of Oz.


Jessica Greene

August 26, 2018


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    “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Useful

    GIT for contributing to Open Source Projects
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    Issues good first issue $ git checkout –b vue-new-fix $

    git push --set-upstream origin experiment $ git merge origin/vue 113 OR Fork it $ git remote add <remote-name>
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    $ git branch $ git remote -v $ git status

    $ git log “I don't know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?”
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    $ git add <file-name> $ git commit –m ’commit message’

    $ git status $ git push “You people with hearts…have something to guide you, and need never do wrong.”
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    $ git stash $ git commit --amend pop drop $

    git diff --staged “There's only one thing I want you guys to do. Talk me out of it.”
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    $ git reset HEAD~ --soft $ git reset HEAD~ --hard

    $ git cherry-pick master $ git reset HEAD@{index} $ git reflog “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”
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    git reset --soft HEAD~3 && git commit --edit -m"$(git log

    --format=%B --reverse HEAD..HEAD@{1})"
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    Add a meaningful message and use keywords to link your

    PR to the issue it addresses #456 (close / closes / closed / fix / fixes / fixed / resolve / resolves / resolved)
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    Add Reviewers Add Labels 2. developing 3. To review enhancement

    “I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!”
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    They ask for some changes but overall they like your

    work! (YASS) “Because she wouldn't have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”
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    Congratulations you are now officially contributing to Nextcloud, a open

    source software ☺ “You don’t need to be helped any longer.”
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    Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions Commit often,

    with relative commit messages Make PRs and get reviews on your code If you make a mistake it can be reset, even if you pushed it, just let other contributors know!
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