Submitting a Patch to Gerrit – Featuring XplodWild – XDA Developer TV
Not every developer specializes in every area of development. Our own AdamOutler generally uses Subversion for his development projects. Most kernel and ROM developers use Git, so he was a bit confused when trying to figure out how to “submit a patch to gerrit.” Gerrit simplifies Git based projects mainters’ job by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository. Without Gerrit, all approved changes need to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer. Gerrit functionality enables a more centralized usage of Git.
In this video of XDA Developer TV, Senior Recognized Developer XplodWild speaks a bit on how Gerrit works. Using the OmniROM Gerrit XplodWild takes you through the steps of submitting a change to the OmniROM Gerrit. Of course a single discussion isn’t going to make you a Gerrit expert, so we recommend checking out our resource links below. So, check out this video to get a basic introduction to Gerrit.
- If you aren’t familiar with git, please check out this link
- OmniROM Gerrit
- OmniROM Gerrit Documentation
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