Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

GitHub – Homesteading

I’m too swamped to actual learn Git at the moment, but I’m not going to let that stop me from claiming my name at GitHub.

What is it?

Not only is Git the new hotness, it’s a fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software.

GitHub is the easiest (and prettiest) way to participate in that collaboration: fork projects, send pull requests, monitor development, all with ease.

- from the github main page

The Wikipedia page for Git provides a good overview of the tool.

There are some interesting features and solutions in Git, but to me I don’t see a compelling reason to leave Subversion just yet. It took a long time for Subversion to bake before it was well integrated into various toolsets and worked well across many platforms. I don’t have the luxury to not use many OSs, so I think it may be a while before Git is viable on Linux, Windows, and OS X and works with the tools I like.

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April 27th, 2008

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Don Thorp

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