Skip to content

Git convention

Make sure you follow Semantic Versioning

Version numbers are handled automatically by using semantic-release.

Commit Messages

Make sure to decorate your commit messages with either Conventional Commits or simple-commit-message:

  • fix: an example fix message as the subject
  • feat: this is a new feature as the subject
  • e.g. feat: message + BREAKING CHANGE: in the footer of the commit. See example below.

If you are working on a single component update, you can use a decoration and a scope in parenthesis:

  • fix(ExampleComponent): an example fix message
  • feat(ExampleComponent): this is a new feature

You can also use the following decorators – but keep in mind, they won't be included in the releases change log:

  • chore:
  • docs:
  • style:
  • build:
  • ci:
  • refactor:
  • perf:
  • test:

Example of a breaking change commit message:

feat: commit subject with optional decorator
Body with text
Several lines
Subject (will be a list item):
Markdown text over several lines.
Additional text such as:
1. List item
2. List item

You can find more info in the docs of semantic-release and Conventional Commits.

Ignore CI run

You can either include [skip ci] in your commit message or let your branch name end with --skip-ci.


Squash commits

If you have to make a small fix after you committed:

  • Make and commit the new change
  • Squash and rebase with the previous commit
  • Force push to your branch

Rebase onto main

If you are working on a branch for a long period, it might be necessary to do a rebase on main once in a while:

git fetch origin && git rebase origin/main

Pull Requests

When you have committed changes to your branch, go to Github Pull Requests and open a New pull request.

Screenshot of the location of new pull request button on Github

You will most likely get the yellow notification bar mentioning that a branch had a recent push. Click on the Compare and pull request button. This will take you to the page for opening a pull request. Fill out the template under the Write tab.

Screenshot of opening a new pull request on Github

Request a reviewer, create the pull request and watch the results of the pipeline checks.