I stick to following workflow while contributing to open-source projects on Github:
- Fork <user>/<repo> to abdul/<repo>
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:abdul/<repo>.git
git remote add upstream email@example.com:<user>/<repo>.git
git checkout -b <topic_branch>
- Fix, Add or Change things (code, documentation, etc.)
git add <files>
git commit -m <commit-message>
- Repeat #5 , #6 & #7
git pull --rebase upstream master
- Resolve any conflicts, if required
- Squash Commits, e.g. squashing last three commits:
git push origin <topic_branch>
- Go to github.com/abdul/<repo>
- Create a Pull Request [Github is smart enough to detect a change in forked repo, and offer you to compare and create pull-request]
- Discuss changes in PR, and Fix things in branch as required.
I am evaluating various nosql solutions for our existing/new projects. Bluesmoon recommended about Riak which is an awesome nosql datastore/database (and lot more). I couldn’t wait to check it out.
As usual, I relied on Homebrew – the best package manage for OSX – to install applications/libraries. While installing, I got an error:
$ brew install riak
$ Error: Failed executing: make all rel
After searching for a while, I figured out that there are known issues. With the help of Adam‘s comment on github, I was able to install Riak finally.
We make brew ignore Riak’s dependencies while building it.
Following commands should build and install Riak:
$ brew update
$ brew install erlang
$ brew install --HEAD --ignore-dependencies riak -v