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Fork CFWheels

Posted in CFWheels, ColdFusion by rip747 on February 14, 2009

That’s right, FORK IT!!!!

In an effort to get more people contributing and involved with the project (also because I’m migrating all my projects to git) I’ve created a github / Google Code bridge for CFWheels! I’ll be rebasing with Google Code everyday I’m at work to keep the two reposiories synced.

So now’s the time to get off your ass, open up a github account and start coding. Cause, you know, summers coming and us programmers don’t do well in the sun.

Come on, Per needs our support so go Fork Yourself!


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  1. Chris Peters said, on February 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Cool. Which part of Wheels will you be focusing on?

  2. rip747 said, on February 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I’m going to be looking at the bug tracker on Monday and seeing what is outstanding. I’m sorry I have been contributing at all lately, life has some pretty hard times for me, but that’s behind me now.

  3. Chris Peters said, on February 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Hey, no problem. 2009 has started out as that kind of year for me, so I can relate. I haven’t done one damn thing for the project so far this year. 🙂

    (I will be pushing for that to change, believe you me!)

  4. Raul Riera said, on February 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    This doesnt give anyone the ability to merge the code through your account right? (When I click on merge with account it asks me for a commit message… it would be scary if it did)

  5. rip747 said, on February 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm


    you have to understand the whole theory behind git. with git you are not “attached” to a centralized repo like with svn. you are free to download or “clone” a repo to your own account and make all the commits that you want. when you want to “merge” your commits with someone else’s repo, you send them a pull message. at that point they can “cherry-pick” your commits and choose which ones to merge into their repo.

    it’s very different from working with svn where you have a central repo and need to have commit privileges in order to contribute.

    i will tell you that at first git was very scary to me, but now i can’t live without it. take the wheels repo on github. right now i’m using to pull down all the commits that per is doing to the googlecode repo and “pushing” them to the github repo.

    it’s really cool once you get the hang of it.

    one more thing. with git you have full control over your commits and you can “squash” multiple commits together to clean up your history. we’ve all done it with svn where you make a commit and push it to the central repo only to realize that you’ve forgotten a file or forgot to remove a cfdump or something. with git you can make the two commits to your local repo, then use “git rebase -i” to squash the two commits together. it’s awesome!

  6. Raul Riera said, on February 26, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Pretty hot stuff man, once explained it to me.

  7. rip747 said, on February 27, 2009 at 9:29 am


    if you want to learn more about git and the benefits it has, check out the following resources:

    although the best way to learn, is to just download it and start using it.

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