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### Commits & Their Messages
It is important to commit more often than not such that if we run
into issues we can narrow down which commit started to cause issues.
It is important to commit more often than not such that if we run into issues we
can narrow down which commit started to cause issues.
Commit messages should follow the format:
#### Title -
Should fill in the blank: "This commit ______"
Additionally if you are closing an issue include:
Should fill in the blank:
(Closes #issue_number_here)
This commit ______
ex. "Complete the about page + TOS (Closes #36)"
Additionally, if you are closing an issue include:
(Closes #issue_number_here)
Example commit title:
Complete the about page + TOS (Closes #36)
#### Description -
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They don't have to be super serious (see any of my commits) though just a tad bit of info is nice.
ex.
- mostly talk about how great SRCT (and :dhaynes:) is
- plus a short blurb on how we can ban you
Example commit description:
- mostly talk about how great SRCT (and :dhaynes:) is
- plus a short blurb on how we can ban you
[Example full commit](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/commit/db89af2e4ffd06a6044d3301a3f7a45ced74799a)
[Reference](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/commit/db89af2e4ffd06a6044d3301a3f7a45ced74799a)
### Merging to the current development branch
### Merging to Master
Once you've finished work in a branch open a [pull request](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/merge_requests/new)
to start the process of getting your code into the repo. Your code wil be reviewed
by another member before being merged. Your code must pass our tests and include
in the description:
Open a [pull request](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/merge_requests/new) with a descriptive enough title and description and we'll take one last look at your code before merging.
Closes #issue_number_here
[Reference](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/merge_requests/25)
[Example pull request](https://git.gmu.edu/srct/go/merge_requests/25)
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