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Deven T. Corzine
July 12, 2019 17:51
Re: Transition from RT to GitHub [FAQ]
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On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 1:14 PM Craig A. Berry <>

> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM Dan Book <> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM Craig A. Berry <>
> wrote:
> >> +1.  I really loathe the most common GitHub workflow where the commit
> >> history consists almost entirely of "Merge pull request #1234 from
> >> somebody/somebranch/about...<cut off>" which is devoid of relevant
> >> content
> >
> >
> > As I mentioned previously, the rebase option for merging PRs is
> available.
> Yes, I'm aware it's possible.  Just adding my voice to those saying
> it's important to keep doing things this way.

GitHub allows the repository to be configured to lock down the choices.  It
can be configured to disallow merge commits entirely, and I would highly
recommend doing this.  (Especially since many developers probably hate
and/or fear rebase and would *always* use merge commits if given the

Administrators could override the block and merge a PR instead of rebasing,
but hopefully this would only be done for a compelling reason.


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