Gerrit/Getting started

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This is a very short guide to using Git and Gerrit for MediaWiki development. For a more thorough guide, see Gerrit/Tutorial.

Get the code:

git clone ssh://<username> or
git clone ssh://<username><extension>.git

Write and send new code:

git checkout master
git pull --rebase
git checkout -b <meaningful-branch-name> # Branch naming tips are available.
# Now write some code. See the Git commands "add", "rm" and "mv" to add, remove or rename files. When you're ready:
git commit --all # In the Gerrit world you can do this only once per branch! Remember to follow the commit message guidelines.
git show HEAD # Make sure that you are sending what you wanted to send. Press q to quit.
git fetch --all # Make sure git-review is aware of recent changes on gerrit.
git review

Go to Gerrit, click your change and write a reviewer name in the input box near the "Add Reviewer" button. If you don't know who to invite, try the maintainer for the component you've edited, or ask on IRC.

If the reviewer asks you to make a change, make it and amend your commit:

git checkout master
git pull --rebase
git review --download <change ID> # e.g. 1234 in
# Make the needed changes to the source files.
git commit --all --amend # You can do this more than once. You can change the commit message, but make sure to leave the "Change-Id" line intact!
git review --no-rebase # This creates a new patch set in Gerrit, and sends an invitation to review the code again.

To test or otherwise work with other people's code, just follow the same steps to amend a change described above, using the corresponding <change ID>.

For more complex tasks and workflows, see Gerrit/Advanced usage. Also, consider testing your code before submitting.