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Git and Github

Git is a tool our software team uses to collaborate

Github Practices

The following is a set of guidelines for contributing on Github for our team. These are guidelines, not hard rules.

  • The master branch is for competition ready code only. Do not use master for testing.
  • The development branch should consist of relatively recent development code. Experimental code should be branched off of here. Merge into the development branch if your code is deployable and tested.
  • If writing test code, create a new branch or add onto another.
  • The README should be updated with useful information about the repository or programming team (ie. branch descriptions, checklists, etc.)
  • Write useful commit messages; Describe what changes you made. (<action>, <changes>) is a good format. For example, "add initial drivetrain logic" is good, "robot drive haha yes" is not good.
    • Keep commit messages in present-tense. ie: "Added shooter PID" should instead be "Add shooter PID"

Last update: 2022-01-24