[CentralOH] Help with doing git pull requests on a Python project

pybokeh pybokeh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 23:08:05 CET 2015

Thanks for the support!  I feel like there is maybe too much of a learning
curve or too many hurdles to do something as simple as updating
documentation.  I guess it doesn't help that I use git seldomly or only to
push changes to my own repositories.  Need like a git lite for people like
me ;-)

- Daniel
On Mar 15, 2015 3:03 PM, <jep200404 at columbus.rr.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:50:18 -0400, pybokeh <pybokeh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I took a basic git/github class a while back, but I'm still struggling.
> I
> > only know how to create my own repositories locally and at github and
> push
> > changes to them and raise issues.  But that's about it since I don't
> really
> > create code that would be used by others and my level of Python is not
> that
> > great to be able to contribute to the actual source code of Python
> > projects.  However, I can contribute at least by improving documentation.
> Contributing to documentation is the classic beginning for
> open-source software.
> > I want to improve documentation of a Python project and was wondering if
> > someone could meet me at this week's upcoming dojo meeting this Friday
> or I
> > can meet at other times of the week.  Coffee, tea, or snacks on me.
> I can help then with the github part.
> (Others are welcome. I'll learn from them.)
> > I was provided this link on how to contribute to this particular project
> > ("pandas"):
> > https://github.com/pydata/pandas/wiki/Contributing
> >
> > and that's where things got confusing for me and need help with.
> It seems that the pandas folks are picky about what you
> issue a pull request of, in wanting the rebased stuff.
> I have used the rebase command. It is intimidating at first.
> I found the dox at git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Branching-Rebasing
> to be good. Practice on a sacrificial copy of a repo.
> Perhaps the dox to improve first are those about how to contribute.
> Separately, for contributing to Python itself (not just a project
> that uses Python), there are mentors for that, and I am not
> one of them.
> By the way, the 2014-08-15 scribbles have notes for setting
> up a git server. Ever listen to Car Talk?
>     diner at dojo:~$ mkdir dk-diner
>     diner at dojo:~$ cd dk-diner
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner$ git clone git://github.com/pydata/pandas
>     Cloning into 'pandas'...
>     remote: Counting objects: 81769, done.
>     remote: Compressing objects: 100% (21/21), done.
>     remote: Total 81769 (delta 7), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 81748
>     Receiving objects: 100% (81769/81769), 46.56 MiB | 910.00 KiB/s, done.
>     Resolving deltas: 100% (66997/66997), done.
>     Checking connectivity... done.
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner$ git remote -v
>     fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner$ cd pandas/
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner/pandas$ git remote -v
>     origin  git://github.com/pydata/pandas (fetch)
>     origin  git://github.com/pydata/pandas (push)
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner/pandas$ git remote add upstream git://
> github.com/pydata/pandas
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner/pandas$ git remote -v
>     origin  git://github.com/pydata/pandas (fetch)
>     origin  git://github.com/pydata/pandas (push)
>     upstream        git://github.com/pydata/pandas (fetch)
>     upstream        git://github.com/pydata/pandas (push)
>     diner at dojo:~/dk-diner/pandas$
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