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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Getting started with a repository (Was: Re: Live read-only GIT mirrors of Boost trunk SVN)
From: Darren Garvey (darren.garvey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-28 13:53:41

On 28 May 2013 17:56, Christopher Kormanyos <e_float_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> > I think the GIT team should make a decision NOW
> > about whether GSOC students should use GIT or not.
> > I think I'm against this, on the grounds that there is
> > a lot to go wrong, and much critical students
> > Google-time, especially with those who may be
> > even ranker amateurs than me ;-)
> +1

I guess ultimately it's easy to move from a standalone git repo back to the
svn sandbox. The advantage of git is having a nice public place like github
available to make collaboration easy.

> > Unless there is a firm commitment from the GIT
> > team to support students using GIT, then I think they
> > should stick to boost-sandbox and do things "the old way".
> > Views from the GIT team?
> > Paul
> ...Or their mentors!
> I'm mentoring a project and I'm a total, absolute git-beginner
> (used it, like, only sporadically for one small repo).

You'd be surprised how quickly you pick it up. </aside>

> Is there any way to send git newbies like me and my
> student to the sandbox, at least one more year?

Personally, I think whatever is easiest for the student in question is
best. Getting the basics set up and out of the way asap is the goal and
there's already a way to do that with svn (as I mentioned in the first
post). Attached to this post is a really basic script that uses Stjepan's
template_under_construction to give you a bare-bones git repo, if that's
what you prefer.



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