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SubjectRe: git guidance
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:52:38 +0100
Willy Tarreau <> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 11:55:11PM +0100, Kristoffer Ericson wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Google is your friend. If you're looking for irc channels you can always try #git at
> > Git howto/tutorial/... doesn't belong in the kernel mailinglist.
> Well, I don't agree with you. His question is about how to use GIT to
> develop his driver.
> 1) linux-kernel is a development ML.
> 2) he needs help from people how already encountered such beginner's
> issues and who might git very good advices.
Agreed, my main concern was turning list into a "git-support" list and since I used the tutorials myself to get started, I felt
they are quite satisfactory. However as you pointed out, needing help to develope his driver is a kernel matter. Point taken. :)

> It should not turn into an endless thread led by people who want to
> redefine GIT's roadmap, but experience sharing helps a lot with GIT.
> Tilman, there was a howto by Jeff Garzik I believe. It helped me
> a lot when I didn't understand a damn command, even if it was in
> the very old ages (version 0.5 or something like this). The tutorials
> on the GIT site are quite good too. You must read them entirely and
> proceed with the examples as you read them. Believe me, it helps you
> understand a lot of things, specially about the split in 3 parts
> (objects, cache, and working dir).
> I really think that if your patches do not apply, it's because you
> have lost some changes due to a wrong initial use possibly caused
> by a mis-understanding of the tool. It happened to me too, but in
> this case you can almost certainly find your old changes in older
> commits.
> I really hope that soon someone will come up with a big 400-pages
> book called "GIT" with a lot of good advices. It would be awesome.
I second that :)

> Anyway, don't get demotivated about the tool or the workflow. If
> you find it inconvenient to use, you're doing something wrong and
> you don't know it.
> Regards,
> Willy
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