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Subject: [boost] [GitHelp] Help desk support for developers moving to Git and modular Boost
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-12 11:24:24

Documentation will aid developers moving to Git and modular Boost. See

Beyond documentation, simply asking questions via a search engine
works particularly well for Git. There is a vast amount of Git
material available on the web, including some excellent YouTube

But documentation, web searches, and YouTube videos are not enough.
Learning Git can be daunting - Git has more surface area than
Subversion and it isn't obvious at first why some operations need to
be done in a certain sequence or in a certain way or why they even
need to be done at all. Two or three developers at C++Now mentioned
that they became discouraged when they inadvertently got painted into
a Git corner and couldn't find a way out. And even experienced git
uses occasionally run into something they need human help with.

This post proposes a virtual "Help Desk" to provide Boost specific
answers to the inevitable questions that will come up during the
transition to Git and modular Boost. The idea is that postings with at
[GitHelp] subject tag will signal a request for help wrt Git or
modular Boost. Anyone who can help should jump right in with a

Comments? Suggestions?


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