[Sugar-devel] I reinstalled my system back to a previous image, but don't know where to put my public key for gitorious

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sat Jun 4 02:06:16 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 04:06:43PM +1000, James Cameron wrote:
> I'm shocked and surprised.  Why did you say no?  You should say yes at
> this point.  I can confirm that the RSA key fingerprint of
> git.sugarlabs.org is indeed what you see displayed.  Please try again,
> and this time say yes.

It has been pointed out that this text of mine is open to an alternative
interpretation of harshness.  That was not my intent.  I omitted several
other emotions:

- saddened that this use of SSH is so complex,

- annoyed that I didn't think of this before,

- irritated that mentoring a new developer to this point is far too

[/me turns to the new developer]  I think you have done well to get
where you are, and I care enough to help you get further.  I don't like
how complex it is.  While I can understand the complexity because of
much practice, that doesn't mean the complexity is good.

The use of GIT over SSH in this case seems to be an instance of "the
perfect being the enemy of the good", as Jim Gettys said in his Google
talk recently.

James Cameron

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