This tool is the only way that I have found of maintaining a long-term downstream from a project that is also upstream for others, without enormous amounts of pain. There was a tentative plan to have a v2 that used libgit and didn’t need to spawn a new process for each merge, which would have been great (my worst merge took 2 weeks of CPU time) but it seems to have stalled.
Don’t know what is the practise on lobsters, sorry if it’s wrong but I’ll link to my recent previous comment about git-imerge.
This looks like a great approach to big merges or long-lived branches. Does anyone know why it hasn’t worked its way upstream into git itself?
Does anyone have experience with collaborating on a merge with this tool? I can see how the pairwise commits can be pushed, and it looks like none of the metadata in refs/imerge is strictly necessary, but maybe there’s more aspects to consider, on top of whether the UI is comfortable for the work.