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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation update
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-12 10:53:08

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 8:25 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I must be missing something. Why not just work through the python
>> subprocess interface?
>> As Dave points out, the git interaction is really simple, so isn't the
>> subprocess approach sufficient?
> It's not sufficient.. As I can't rewrite the subrepo references to use the
> HTTPS protocol instead of the GIT protocol (which is how they are currently
> encoded) with the git CLI. And I really want to avoid having testers
> install git, if possible. As it's not an easy install as say svn and hg.

Huh! With GitHub alone having 3 million users, Git can't be too hard
to install:-)

Requiring testers to have a command line git client installed seems
totally reasonable, IMO.


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