Getting started with Git development#
This section and the next describe in detail how to set up git for working with the CompMech source code. If you have git already set up, skip to Development workflow.
Basic Git setup#
Introduce yourself to Git:
git config --global user.email email@example.com git config --global user.name "Your Name Comes Here"
Making your own copy (fork) of CompMech#
You need to do this only once. The instructions here are very similar to the instructions at http://help.github.com/forking/ - please see that page for more detail. We’re repeating some of it here just to give the specifics for the CompMech project, and to suggest some default names.
You then need to configure your account to allow write access - see the
Generating SSH keys help on github help.
Set up your fork#
First you follow the instructions for Making your own copy (fork) of CompMech.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:your-user-name/compmech.git cd compmech git remote add upstream git://github.com/compmech/compmech.git
Clone your fork#
Clone your fork to the local computer with
git clone email@example.com:your-user-name/compmech.git
Investigate. Change directory to your new repo:
cd compmech. Then
git branch -ato show you all branches. You’ll get something like:
* master remotes/origin/master
This tells you that you are currently on the
masterbranch, and that you also have a
origin/master. What remote repository is
git remote -vto see the URLs for the remote. They will point to your github fork.
Now you want to connect to the upstream CompMech github repository, so you can merge in changes from trunk.