You may be wondering at the strange title for my blog. Well, I coined the phrase squabaserge several months ago, because for the majority of the repositories that server Lonely Planet content, we follow the process:
- Squash multiple commits into one.
- Rebase your branch off of
- Merge your branch (after review).
It's also versatile!
Let's say you don't need to rebase your branch because no one else has commited changes. Well, that's a squerge. If you only have one commit, then you need to baserge. While you're working on a branch, and you're not ready to merge back into master, but you want to get changes that someone else merged, then you can do a squabase.
Just in case you've never squashed before, you can read about squashing commits with rebase.