This document explains some conventions and specificities in the way we manage the Superdesk Publisher code with Git.

Pull Requests

Whenever a pull request is merged, all the information contained in the pull request (including comments) is saved in the repository.

You can easily spot pull request merges as the commit message always follows this pattern:

merged branch USER_NAME/BRANCH_NAME (PR #11)

The PR reference allows you to have a look at the original pull request on GitHub: But all the information you can get on GitHub is also available from the repository itself.

The merge commit message contains the original message from the author of the changes. Often, this can help understand what the changes were about and the reasoning behind the changes.