Git guidelines

  • Always work in a branch
  • Avoid unnecessary merges of master into your branch - if you are the only person working on your branch, rebase onto master instead. Use git pull --rebase to avoid commits like: Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/master' into if_feature.
  • Squash your commits into meaningful and (release|revert)able chunks
  • Merge with --no-ff back into master when it has been code reviewed (or merge through the Github UI).
  • Make your commit messages useful, no jokes. Follow Git commit message best practices as much as possible (first line should be a <= 50 character summary of your changes, followed by a blank line and, if appropriate for larger changes, a detailed description wrapped to approx. 72 characters).