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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: Daniel Pfeifer (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-29 05:48:16

My € 0.02 from the Git crew:

I can only underline what Darren wrote:

> Personally, I think whatever is easiest for the student in question is
> best.

Let them decide. If the students prefer the Boost sandbox over GitHub,
that's fine.
However, I highly doubt it. At least the students I know are more
comfortable with Git than with SVN these days.
And GitHub has other benefits.

Mentors actually don't need any knowledge about Git at all. You see the
code on the website with syntax highlighting. You can comment on commits.
You can add comments to individual lines in the source code. If you want to
try out the project, you can download it as tarball or zip archive.

Students will need to know how to commit changes and syncronize with a
remote repository. You learn that here:

Ready? Shall we use as a common place for all
GSOC repositories?

> So, students can assume that users have boost installed on their machine
> a standard location, and can set up a separate git repository for their
> project. Great.

Right! Please spare the students with complicated setup. Let them
concentrate on code.
Also, please let them choose their favorite build system.

cheers, Daniel

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