[Mono-dev] If you accept pull requests on Mono's github

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Sat Jan 3 14:14:26 UTC 2015

Hey guys,

If you are accepting pull requests on Mono's github, please request that
pull requests that were iterated multiple-times have their multiple commits
squashed into one.

Otherwise Mono ends up merging code that does things like:

   - Commit 1:
   Implement a feature + reformatted entire file
   - Commit 2:
   Fix bug in first feature
   - Commit 3:
   Undo all the format changes

>From a git history perspective, we managed to make the history more
difficult to read for most of the file, not once (from commit 1), but twice
(commit 1 and 2).

So before you merge a patch from the community, please make sure that
either the contributor squashes all their commits into one, or you merge
the commit into one manually and apply the patch.

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