Github Tutorial



  • I was looking through the log of magicmirror and I found and error. It turned out to be an error in the danish translation file da.json. The smallest error ever, but an error, none the less.

    I am totally new to git and github, and are therefore not sure how to proceed. I am hoping that somebody will add an small post in the tutorial section of this forum with a “You’ve fixed a bug; whats next”, that simply explains how to handle the git-part and upload the fix to the repository. Hopefully this could encourage more people to help and contribute.
    I know I could read more general guides about git, but I am hoping that somebody would also explain about the branches in the repository and the specific parts concerning the magicmirror repository.



  • @mortenbirkelund

    1. fork the repository on github by clicking on the fork button on the repository page
    2. clone your new created repository
    3. switch to develop branch git checkout develop
    4. make your changes
    5. stage your changed files git add file_a file_b ...
    6. commit your changes git commit -m "This is what I have changed"
    7. push your local changes to github git push
    8. create a pull request on your repository page to merge your changes to the main project


  • I am also new to GitHub. It won’t let me do git push because I am not signed in. However, I don’t know how to sign in without creating another account. Could someone point me in the right direction?



  • @strawberry-3-141 ( or anyone else who knows what they’re doing )
    The only way I was able to make the changes I wanted was to go on GitHub.com
    I would like to be able to push changes from my pi, but I think that doesn’t work since I can’t sign in. What do I do?



  • @AAPS when I’m trying to make changes to the repo the cli asks me for my github acc and password

    you can try this https://help.github.com/articles/setting-your-username-in-git/



  • @strawberry-3.141 Oh yeah! when I do git push it asks me for my user and password. However, it says that everything is up to date when it isn’t. Maybe I did something wrong.



  • @AAPS did you commit your files?



  • @strawberry-3.141 Come to think of it … It didn’t even show the changes when I did git status. I wonder why this is. Yes I did commit my files.



  • Now I know that my problem wasn’t that I was not signed in. I probably shouldn’t try to have two versions of the mirror (one as a backup on GitHub and one that is showing). Maybe this is somehow messing things up for me.


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