Archive for the tag 'source-control'

Oct 10 2008

Git Talk at the STL JUG

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Yesterday (Oct. 9, 2008), I gave a talk on Git at the St. Louis Java User Group. Rather than a typical “intro” talk, instead I showed a dozen or so common usage scenarios, then answered questions with additional ad-hoc demos. As with some other recent talks, I eschewed PowerPoint in favor of a printed handout. […]

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Jul 18 2008

Rearranging files in SVN? Use git-svn instead.

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From time to time I need to rearrange a set of files in a project, typically while revamping the file / directory layout of a set of source files. The most direct way to do so is by dragging the files around (using a Windows or Linux GUI), but this is quite tedious to do […]

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Apr 30 2008

Getting Started with Git and GitHub on Windows

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(Update: I have a new, related post about the Best Git GUIs for Windows.) I’ve been attracted to, and trying out, various distributed source control tools for the last two years, and have come to the conclusion that the most likely “winner” is Git. Git does a great many things right, good progress is being made […]

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Mar 22 2008

Git on Windows, it actually works now

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I’ve been trying out various distributed source control tools, and used several of them for various very small projects. I’ve most mostly settled on git as the one I prefer, but I haven’t yet published any code with it. Also, I’ve been frustrated that git support for Windows has been very weak. Msysgit appears to […]

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Oct 16 2007

Distributed Version Control for the Other 80%

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Ben Collins-Sussman, one of the key developers behind Subversion, argues in Version Control and the 80% that distributed version control will remain a niche interest, and will not move in to the mainstream (as his favorite tool certainly has). He has a number of good reasons to back up this thesis. I think he’s wrong. […]

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Oct 11 2007

A Brief Introduction to Distributed Version Control

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Last night at SLUUG, I have a talk on distributed source control tools. It was quite introductory, but the notes (below) may still be helpful. These notes were on a handout at the talk, as usual I didn’t use slides. Unfortunately I didn’t get an audio recording of this talk, so no transcript either. About […]

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