Been a busy week on this work trip. Pretty much no time for working on any of my projects…shame it’s fallen right in the middle of Hacktoberfest!
In some previous posts I wrote about how I’m learning how to be a maintainer for an open source project. I had opted to have people make edits to the master branch to submit pull requests…but then I didn’t know how to pull down their code in order to test it before merging. Seems like it would be a pretty straightforward thing…and it turns out it was!
It’s a matter of creating a new branch locally, and then doing
git pull in that branch to the URL of the other person’s fork of the master branch. Then I can test it locally. Turns out GitHub offers a simple way to remember this from the pull request page!—open the command line instructions from the PR and then you can just copy/paste the act of creating & pulling down a new local branch from a contributor.
I took a day trip to Italy today! I’d never been to Sanremo and it’s just 2 hours away by train, so duh 😋
One open PR down, one more to go. Then back to working on my other projects.