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[1.12.2] Question about git and Forge patching when making Forge PRs


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So I'm just learning to contribute to Forge. My first PRs only changed Forge code, but now I'm working on one that will require patch to Minecraft code.


In my development environment I have the Forge code, the Forge Minecraft code, and the "Clean" Minecraft code. However, I noticed that my github fork only manages changes to the Forge code. If I change the Forge Minecraft code git doesn't see it as changes. I can generate patches which get managed by git, but I know that as I get feedback on the PR I'll have to manage changes and would like to track them with Git.


In other words, the Forge net.minecraftforge stuff is managed but the Forge net.minecraft stuff is not. Is there a trick to getting the net.minecraft changes tracked? Should I just set up a separate github repository that just tracks that, separate from the fork?

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In order to change the Minecraft code you need to run genpatches for those changes to be reflected.


From Forge's git readme:



Pull requests

Pull requests should target the current default branch. Currently, that is the 1.10.x branch for Minecraft 1.10.2.

If you intend to modify a minecraft patch, or add a new one, always run gradlew genPatches to generate your patch and validate that you are not doing anything unexpected in your patch.


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@Draco18s I know how to generate the patches. But that is generated by comparing the edits I made to Forge net.minecraft files with the Clean net.minecraft files. What I need is to track changes over multiple edits of Forge net.minecraft files.


Like I want to commit changes (just for private tracking) as I work on them but only generate the patches when I'm done. 


I guess I can just generate patches each time, but I thought that might be a bit weird to be generating multiple patches a day. But is that the recommended way?


@quadraxis Good point. I wasn't planning to share access, but I suppose technically even syncing a private repository on github could be seen as an infraction. The problem is I work across multiple machines so having a fully local repository would be very limiting for me, although I guess I can do it the old-fashioned way -- dragging files between machines through remote access.

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