[Mono-dev] I'm probably extending the delay on my pull request by doing this, but..

Rob Wilkens robwilkens at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 20:59:32 UTC 2012

Thanks - Now to figure out how to remove my second fork..  I'll handle that.

I thought a fork and a branch were basically the same thing but with 
different parents, sorry for the misunderstanding, i'm new to Git.


On 06/05/2012 04:50 PM, Rafael Teixeira wrote:
> You should not fork a repo many times (it is too expensive and 
> cumbersome), just create local branches, and pull from each one 
> separately to the remote repo.
> Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
> ---------------------------------------
> "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new 
> discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'"
> Isaac Asimov
> US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992)
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Rob Wilkens <robwilkens at gmail.com 
> <mailto:robwilkens at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Help!  I followed the directions in the webpage to create another
>     fork of the main mono branch, and it seemed to work -- but from
>     what i can tell i won't be able to do a pull request in the
>     end...  Should i just submit future patches from this fork in the
>     mailing list?
>     -Rob
>     On 06/05/2012 11:27 AM, Rob Wilkens wrote:
>>     On 06/05/2012 07:34 AM, Andres G. Aragoneses wrote:
>>>     On 05/06/12 02:26, Rob Wilkens wrote:
>>>>     I submitted two unrelated fixes on the same pull request today
>>>>     which had
>>>>     other fixes queued. I know that makes it more complicated to
>>>>     pull in the
>>>>     changes if they're determined to be acceptable in the end
>>>     To prevent this, I recommend that you create a branch for each
>>>     bug or feature you're working on. This way each of your pull
>>>     requests can be based on a different branch and then you manage
>>>     to achieve separation of concerns cleanly.
>>     I'm trying that now using this documentation:
>>     http://alt.adrianshort.co.uk/blog/2011/11/08/create-multiple-forks-of-a-github-repo/
>>     Hopefully that's all i need to do this, because github wouldn't
>>     let me refork the original without my changes.
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