Git user repositories, and user branches
landry at xfce.org
Tue Jun 14 22:03:10 CEST 2016
i've managed to fix so-called 'user repositories' on git.xfce.org,
developers with an account should now be able to create user
repositories again by adding a remote such as:
git add remote landry ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/users/landry/xfce4-screenshooter
The remote URL has to match users/<your username>/<reponame>
and then pushing to it, whatever branch:
git push landry test-branch
-> see the result on
User repositories don't trigger a mail to xfce4-commits at xfce.org.
An alternative is to push a branch prefixed with <yourname>/foo to the
'main repo' (ie not a user repo) - this is specifically allowed by the
git branch -m test-branch landry/test-branch
git push origin landry/test-branch
and see it on
(this method triggers mails to xfce4-commits at xfce.org)
A 'hidden' feature i discovered: if you want to 'share' your user
repository to allow another user to push to it, you can do so (if you're
the creator of the repository) by doing:
ssh git at git.xfce.org perms users/<your username>/<reponame> + WRITERS <another username>
Untested yet, but from now on <another username> should be able to push
to your repo.
Help of the command available at:
ssh git at git.xfce.org perms -h
I'll try to document that stuff on the wiki...
If the developers who have user repos on http://git.xfce.org/users/ can
walk through them, and list what's merged/not merged/pending and give me
a list of obsolete user repos, i'll do some cleanup on the serverside..
And of course, if you have any questions on our git use, don't hesitate
to ask - via irc or mail..
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