Cronom Fork - What is it?

Nov 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hi,

What is this?

http://rx.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/forks/msusur/cronom

It looks like an external user made a "fork" of the project and then added a single blank line to the read me file.  What is the purpose of this?

- Dave

Nov 10, 2012 at 5:09 AM

It is common practice among Git users. It is a way to have a private copy of the code.

 

Nov 10, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Thanks, I learned a bit more about forks since I posted that.  It seems that some people create a fork on projects immediately without actually using them.  Perhaps it would be better if there were an option to make such forks private so other users cannot see them and be confused :)

- Dave

Jul 1, 2013 at 6:31 AM
Hi davedev ! I am the one who made a fork of this project, and I've seen this post in a coincidence :)

Anyway, I have forked the project to make some improvements and customizations. But unfortunately I couldn't have time for that. If I have time for these changes, I will send a pull request to the repository and discuss the changes I've made with the actual owner of the project. This is how life goes on open source projects :)