Synchronize Your Fork
While working on a forked repository, it's crucial to keep it updated with the original repository. This ensures that you're always working on the latest codebase, which can significantly reduce potential merge conflicts when you're ready to submit your contributions.
Setting Up the Upstream#
First, you need to specify a new remote
upstream repository that will be
synced with the fork. If you haven't already, add the original repository (in
this case, Widgetbook) as the
git remote add upstream https://github.com/widgetbook/widgetbook.git
You can verify that the upstream repository has been added:
git remote -v
You should see both your
origin (which points to your fork) and the
(which points to the original repository).
Syncing the Fork#
Once you've set up the
upstream, you can synchronize your forked repository:
Ensure you're on your main branch:
git checkout main
Fetch the branches and commits from the upstream:
git fetch upstream
Merge the changes from the
upstream/maininto your local
git merge upstream/main
At this point, your local
mainbranch is synchronized with the original repository's
mainbranch. To update your fork on GitHub, push your changes:
git push origin main
Note: Always make sure your fork is synchronized before starting any new work. This ensures a smoother experience when creating pull requests later on.
By regularly synchronizing your fork, you ensure a more harmonious development process and reduce potential hurdles when integrating your contributions with the main project.