Questions developing VCS plugin
aleixpol at kde.org
Thu May 18 00:18:09 UTC 2017
On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Frank Fischer
<frank-fischer at shadow-soft.de> wrote:
> I have a few questions while working on a kdevelop plugin. If this is
> not the right place to ask, please redirect to the proper place.
> I'm currently working on a dvcs plugin for fossil . I have a few
> questions (related to merge and conflicts) about the implementation of
> some methods. In fact, I'm not 100% what some of the methods are
> supposed to do and how different results should be handled.
> 1. pull: should this method just pull changesets from remote or should
> it also update the working directory? The git plugin seems to call "git
> pull", so fetching the changesets and updating the working directory
> (unless there are some conflicts). The mercurial plugin calls "hg pull",
> which does not update the working directory. What is the desired
> behaviour? What should happen if there is a conflict? Should the changes
> be merged? How?
It's not set in stone. What do you think that would be best for your users?
Personally I'd say it's worth having the changes integrated but tools vary.
> 2. mergeBranch: how to deal with conflicts? Is there some way to
> initiate a graphical merge (in kdevelop)? The git plugin just seems to
> call "git merge", but what happens in the case of a conflict?
Exactly the same case as pull.
In git what happens is that you get the conflicted files you have to
resolve an commit. Much like would happen on the console...
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