mutable-history / docs / evolve-good-practice.rst

Good pratice for (early) user of evolve

Avoid instability

The less instability you have the less you need to resolve.

Evolve is not yet able to detect and solve every situation. And your mind is not ready neither.

Branch as much as possible

This is not MQ you are not constrainted to linear history.

Making a branch per independent branch will help you avoiding instability and conflict.

Rewrite you change only

There is no descent conflict detection and handling right now. rewriting other people changeset garantee that you will get conflict. Communicate with you fellow developer before trying to touch other people part. (which is a good pratice in any case)

Using multiple branch will help you to achieve this goal.

Prefer pushing unstability than touching other people changeset

If you have children changeset from other people that you don't really care about, prefer not altering them that risking a conflict by stabilizing them.

Do not get too confident

This is an experimental extension and a complexe concept. This is beautiful, powerful and robust on paper. But the tool and your mind may not be prepared to all situation yet.