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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation update
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-12 10:58:44

On 12 February 2013 15:53, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

FYI, GitHub for Windows package delivers the command line client too
and it all works well 1) without painful certificates juggling with pageant
2) is friendly to those who are allergic to Cygwin or msysGit bash.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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