(2016-02-23 18:17)hslansky Wrote: I am sure I must be doing something wrong, whenever I try to update my forked copy Github Desktop keeps saying there are no changes. However, I know there have been commits since I created the fork. Could you please provide some additional detail (beyond the original post) on how to make this process work, I guess I could always delete and re-create the fork but there has to be a better/easier way.
I'm pretty damn technical, but even I found this to be a huge fucking pain in the ass! I would like to try this out, but I just did a delete and re-create yesterday and nothing new has changed. Try this out if you haven't done the same and let me know if it works:
Open your fork repo on GitHub.
Click on Pull Requests.
Click on New Pull Request. By default, GitHub will compare the original with your fork, and there shouldn’t be nothing to compare if you didn’t make any changes.
Click on switching the base (if no changes were made in the fork) or click Edit and switch the base manually. Now GitHub will compare your fork with the original, and you should see all the latest changes.
Click on Create to create a pull request for this comparison and assign a predictable name to your pull request (e.g., Update from original).
Click on Send pull request.
Scroll down and click Merge pull request and finally Confirm merge (If your fork didn’t have any changes, you will be able to merge it automatically).
*EDIT* Just tried this and it worked beautifully!