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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation update
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-12 11:07:45

on Tue Feb 12 2013, Beman Dawes <> 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)

Sure you can; Just git clone non-recursively and then edit the
.gitmodules file.

>> 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.

Is git for windows dead-simple to install yet?

Dave Abrahams

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