[GIT] Forking MP2 repository for development of new plugins (1 Viewer)

Vic Demented

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  • March 4, 2013
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    Next step should be following:
    Then I can step into skin creation. And I think I will make some comments on coding style and conventions ;)

    Having some trouble figuring that part out (new to git). When I try and check out the 'dev' branch, it returns a not found error.

    Oh and comment away on the style and conventions...

    Vic Demented

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  • March 4, 2013
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    This is what the GIT client returns when I try and pull down the 'dev' branch

    git.exe pull -v --progress "https://github.com/VicDemented/MediaPortal-2/tree/dev/" master

    fatal: https://github.com/VicDemented/MediaPortal-2/tree/dev/info/refs?service=git-upload-pack not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?

    git did not exit cleanly (exit code 1) (2215 ms @ 3/12/2013 9:43:00 AM)[DOUBLEPOST=1363099491][/DOUBLEPOST]^^^ was posted before I read your reply...I will follow those instructions.


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    Infos and guide move to wiki: http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/2_MEDIAPORTAL_2/Contribute/Development/2_Git/Forking_MP2

    So I guess you cloned your repository before like morpheus suggested and explained in wiki: http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/2_MEDIAPORTAL_2/Contribute/Development/2_Git
    git.exe clone	--progress -v  "git@github.com:VicDemented/MediaPortal-2.git" "%path_to_wherever_you_want_to_have_it%\MediaPortal-2"
    To switch to dev-branch directly while cloning, you also could use:
    git.exe clone	--branch dev --progress -v  "git@github.com:VicDemented/MediaPortal-2.git" "%path_to_wherever_you_want_to_have_it%\MediaPortal-2"
    To update your local clone with latest data (commits, branches, ...), it is recommended to use fetch instead. (iirc, pull is something like fetch&merge, please google for more infos about it).

    When fetching I always select "Prune" to get rid of references to branches, which have already been deleted on the remote server (online git).
    git.exe fetch -v --progress --prune  "VicDemented"
    instead of VicDemented, might have to use "origin".

    In example I've set up one MediaPortal-2 clone and I am able to multiple remotes (repositories) for push/pull/fetch etc and I am able to switch between branches from our official MP2 repo to mine or to a branch of yours without any need to create a new clone: My setup in TortoiseGIT:

    Here is my menu when fetching latest online data:

    Here is the window to switch branches:
    Red = my local branches
    blue = remote branches in my own fork
    green = remote branches in MP2 official repo (origin)
    yellow = remote branches in your fork

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