Nice Version Control

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Very basic and generic guidelines for working with others using a revision control system:

  • Update your working copy before modifying anything
  • Always diff before you commit, to avoid committing anything unintentionally
  • Write accurate, meaningful and ideally concise commit messages.
  • Commit smaller, logically grouped changes together
    • (This makes it easier to revert a specific change without reverting unrelated stuff, too.)
  • Avoid conflicts when possible by knowing who's working on what parts
  • When implementing major changes, check in with others working on the project
  • Try to implement major changes in a branch first
  • Keep branches in sync, to make it easier to merge back into mainline

See Also

For more information about specific revision control systems at freegeek: