Major Git projects such as CMake have a contributor workflow that goes like:
Fork the main repo, and on the fork, create a feature branch
git checkout -b add-feature1
Once the new work is complete, first be sure it’s consistent with the current parent repo:
git checkout master git remote add upstream (URL of the original remote repo, not your fork) git fetch upstream git rebase upstream/master
Update the local branch to remote master
git checkout add-feature1 git rebase master
Test your code and then create the Pull Request / Merge Request.