git cosmetics

Rince rincebrain at
Wed Sep 24 20:44:40 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Daniel Baumann <daniel at> wrote:

> Hi,
> i just saw the recent commits of Rich in ext3grep, and though that i
> should mention a few things by the occasion - sorry that it happens for
> your commit, this is not to point at you, Rich.

No problem, I'm always happy to be made an example of. :)

>  * Please set correct name and email information in your git config,
>    see the general git cheatpage how to do it.
>  * if you add new upstream versions, to always tag them and don't
>    forget to push them with 'git push --tags'.
>  * if you include tarballs into pristine-tar, make sure that the
>   tarballs have the correct name (e.g. foo_1.2.3.orig.tar.gz and not
>   foo-1.2.3.tar.gz).
>  * if you merge upstream releases to the debian branch, please don't
>    do it with the merge command - it creates useless merge-commits
>    that are really ugly (which results in *three* commits on the debian
>    branch, rather than just one). See the maintainer cheatpage on how
>    you can do it different.
> I took the liberty to 'correct' above things for ext3grep.


- Rich

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