Guide to FS Open and git

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Getting the source: Tortoise Git

(based on Getting_the_FreeSpace2:_SCP_Source_Code)

  • Download and install Git For Windows (this is a degendency for TortoiseGit)
  • Download and install TortoiseGit (you probably need to reboot after installing)
  • Make a new folder on your HDD where you'd like to install the code. You'll need a fair bit of space for the code + the intermediate files when building it. Press right mouse and choose Git Clone from the list.

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  • Press OK to begin downloading from the repository (this may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection)


Simple Development: Tortoise Git

Note: the guide assumes that you will be developing using a github fork (which is recommended for everyone, SCP members and non-members alike)

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  • Record the URL for your newly forked copy of the FSO repository

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  • Get the code per the guide above (fix with proper intra-page link)
    • Note: you need to use the URL for your forked repository, not the main FSO repository listed above
  • Right click on the repository directory and select TortoiseGit -> Create Branch
    • Note: all development should be done in a new branch, instead of being done in the "master" branch. It's just simpler

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  • In the new window, enter the name for the new branch, verify that the branch is based on HEAD (master) and check the "Switch to new branch" box

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  • Write some code with your Editor of Choice
  • Test your new code
  • When you're happy with the code, right click on the repository directory and select TortoiseGit -> Diff

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  • Review your changes by double-clicking on all the files listed in the new window (ensure no unwanted changes have snuck in!).
    • Note: this will start TortoiseGitMerge (also used to resolve conflicts)

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  • When your review is complete, press "Commit"

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  • In the new window, add a commit message and press OK
    • Note: you can commit multiple times before pushing (e.g. you have coded a large feature with several distinct parts)

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  • When the commit is complete, press the "push" button to send your commit(s) to your github repository

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  • Select your local branch name from the drop down list and ensure your Destination -> Remote: is "origin"
  • If you want to, you can give the public remote branch a different name to your local branch (this can be useful when rebasing a branch already published to your public repository)
  • Finally, press OK

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  • Go to your Github Repository webpage and select the branch you just pushed

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  • When you have the correct branch selected, click on the "Pull/Review/Compare" button

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    • Note: the previous two steps