Using the batman git repositories

If you want to find out why we also have a git repository now, please read B.A.T.M.A.N. goes mainline.


To retrieve the latest changes you can pull from the read-only http frontend.

git clone batman-adv

There is also a repository for kernel integration. You are about to download 2GB of sources - that may take a while!

git clone -b batadv/net-next


The main git repository is divided into several branches to make working easier.

main branch

The main branch will have all upcoming changes. Bugfixes are merged from stable to main.

stable branch

The stable only gathers bug fixes for the last release.

Create branch associated with the remote-tracking branch after cloning the repository

git switch -c stable --track origin/stable

Cherry-picking a commit from main branch

git switch stable
git cherry-pick $SHA1

Linux integration

The linux-merge repository is a clone of netdev's net-next tree. With the help of some git voodoo the main branch is merged with this branch in the folder: net/batman-adv/. If you wish to merge the latest main branch changes into the linux branch you need to pull the newest changes in main from the batman-adv.git repository.