When trying to commit to Bitbucket, I'm getting this error:
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This is what the branch's look like:
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Why am I getting this error, and if I follow the suggestion and pull from the remote, what's going to happen to the changes in the local/working copy? This makes me very nervous!
There is an option at the top of the log view to "Show Remote Branches". I would advise turning this ON so you can see what has been added to the remote 3.0.0 branch.
It sounds like there are new commits in Bitbucket's 3.0.0 branch. Assuming this is the issue, when you pull, Git/Hg will merge the remote 3.0.0 branch into your local 3.0.0 branch. If none of the changes in the remote overlap your local changes, you'll be good to push. If changes DO overlap, you'll be notified that there are conflicts, and you'll have to fix them manually, possibly by consulting with your teammates to make sure your merge doesn't break the work they've done.
It's a bad use of .gitignore to ignore files that are tracked by the repository, because of this very situation. For a short-term fix, you'll have to un-ignore the files, then stash, then pull, then re-apply the stash. Once you have the current issue fix, take time to consider why the files are ignored. If they are files that are unique for most every instance of your application, they probably shouldn't be tracked by your repo at all. If they need to be tracked by your repo, you should change how you work with your local copy so that you don't need to ignore those files.
As a project manager, I have discovered that different developers want to bring their previous branching method with them when they join the team. Some developers are used to performing individual wo...
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