[Freedombox-discuss] How to Contribute

Leni Kadali Mutungi lenikmutungi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 18:15:31 BST 2018

Hi again.

Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I have a question about obtaining 
source code: if I'm cloning the Plinth source code, is it okay to do a 
shallow clone i.e `git clone --depth=1` just to get started?

I have a slow connection that is likely to make it difficult to download 
everything in one go. So far my workaround would be the following:

3. Add the repository URL as a remote

`git remote add plinth https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth.git`

4. Then checkout a `master` branch in the folder:

`git checkout -b master`

5. Then set upstream branch of local master to be upstream `master`

`git branch --set-upstream-to=plinth/master master`

6. The do `git fetch origin --depth=1` and keep running `git fetch 
plinth --deepen=5` continuously till I have the entire history of the 

I don't know if there is a better way that I could use. Feedback on my 
approach is welcome.

-- Kind regards,
Leni Kadali Mutungi

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