[Pharo-users] Iceberg working with forks - can it be easier?

Tim Mackinnon tim at testit.works
Sun Feb 17 19:19:09 EST 2019

Hey Ben - I’m not sure that this actually does the same thing. I just tried it now, and it resulted in an extra merge in my forked repo - as I think this effectively pulls down from upstream into pharo and then if you have any differences in your local image copy they might cause some changes which then you would push back into your fork origin.

If you just want a verbatim copy in your fork - you have to resort the command line?

I’m still mulling this over - as would you then pull from your upstream fork and still get the same differences that you would then apply? I’m not sure now - but if the idea was just to get yourself back into a consistent state - Its not clear to me how you can get all 3 copies saying the same thing in pharo?


> On 16 Feb 2019, at 06:19, Ben Coman <btc at openInWorld.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 at 02:06, Tim Mackinnon <tim at testit.works <mailto:tim at testit.works>> wrote:
> Hi guys - I’ve spent a few hours scratching my head trying to understand why some of my Pull Requests to a project I had forked kept showing my previous commits when I thought I was all caught up.
> It suddenly dawned on me, that when I had forked, and then done some work and then submitted a PR, and then applied it upstream that my fork is now no longer in sync with its upstream counterpart.
> Having not done this in ages, it took me a while to then realise I have to do some git stuff to get it back in sync e.g. (and I think I’ve got this right)
> git fetch upstream (or whatever name you gave it)
> Git checkout master
> Git merge upstream/master
> So I guess my question is - wouldn’t it be helpful if this was a command in Iceberg? It seems quite common to fork a project (I think this is still recommended for pharo itself isn’t it?) - and then at some point you need to catchup with that origin again? Or am I missing something? I guess lots of stuff can go wrong - but if it does - you’d still get the same problems on the command line. It just seems that for normal situations - it would be handy to run this straight in Pharo.
> I'm not fully-conversant with Iceberg, but if I guess right...
> in Iceberg, right-click a repo and open its "Repository" window.
> In the top-right click the "Add remote" button, to add the upstream repo.
> That button is a bit hidden there.  It might be nice to have it as a menu item on "Remotes" in the first pane.
> Then click the <Merge> button, then select the upstream master branch and you should be up to date.
> cheers -ben

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