The SORCER Project uses Git for version control. Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development in 2005, and has since become the most widely adopted version control system for software development.
Git supports rapid branching and merging, and includes specific tools for visualizing and navigating a non-linear development history. A core assumption in Git is that a change will be merged more often than it is written, as it is passed around various reviewers. Branches in git are very lightweight: A branch in git is only a reference to a single commit. With its parental commits, the full branch structure can be constructed.
Some data flows and storage levels in the Git revision control system.
Check out the Git Cheat Sheet
Basic Git Workflow
- Checkout a repository
git clone username@host:/path/to/repository
- Add and Commit
You can propose changes (add it to the Index) using
git add *
git commit -m "Commit message"
- Pushing Changes
Your changes are now in the HEAD of your local working copy. To send those changes to your remote repository, execute
git push origin master
To update your local repository to the newest commit, execute
To merge another branch into your active branch (e.g. master), use
git merge <branch>
git add <filename>