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Re: [SLUG] Anyone familiar with git?

On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 21:22 +1000, Amos Shapira wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo
> <mle+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> >  I'm interested in hacking on a project that uses git and although I
> >  have used cvs, sccs, GNU arch, bzr, svn, perforce, darcs and others,
> >  git seems to have gotten the better of me.
> >
> >  What I would like to do is the following:
> >
> >   a) Pull the upstreams sources (this I can already do).
> >
> >   b) Create branch of the upstream sources for my own hacking (I
> >     think this is "git clone upstream hacking").
> Ahmm, "branch"... :^).
> I haven't used it but there was a link posted here a few weeks ago to
> a lecture that Linus gave at Google about GIT. Maybe it's worth the
> trouble of watching it (he's a very entertaining speaker) to help get
> your head around how GIT is supposed to be used (a google about "linus
> google git lecture" came up with many links).
> One thing I remember from that talk is that basically every time you
> download from a GIT repository you effectively create a branch.

Thats the basics of any DVCS, and Erik has been using DVCS's for many
years now.

No, this problem is about 'how to use the beast called git', not the
general topic.


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