To start using Forge in a certain repository visit the Magit status
buffer for that repository and type
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you can use
M-x forge-add-repository, which makes it possible to add a
forge repository without pulling all topics and even without having to
clone the respective Git repository.
You must set up a token before you can add the first repository. See Token Creation.
The first time
forge-pull is run in a repository, an entry for that
repository is added to the database and a new value is added to the
remote.<remote>.fetch, which fetches all pull-requests.
+refs/pull/*/head:refs/pullreqs/* for Github)
forge-pull then fetches topics and other information using the forge’s
API and pull-request references using Git.
The initial fetch can take a while but most of that is done asynchronously. Storing the information in the database is done synchronously though, so there can be a noticeable hang at the end. Subsequent fetches are much faster.
Fetching issues from Github is much faster than fetching from other forges because making a handful of GraphQL requests is much faster than making hundreds of REST requests.