[Sugar-devel] git problems (reprise)

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 09:33:06 EST 2010

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:03 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:16:55PM -0500, Art Hunkins wrote:
> > My sources of gitorious info were: the Activity Team/Git FAQ, the
> > Activity Team /Git Tutorial, and Importing your project from OLPC.
> >
> > I found the material disorganized, unnecessarily abstruse and
> > technical, and not at all user-friendly (at least for the beginner).
> I agree.  As I used it, I learned to use other sources of guidance
> instead.  The material on sugarlabs.org and laptop.org presumes too much
> foreknowledge.
> > Take, for example, the Git Tutorial - which I expected to be the most
> > helpful of the above: three-quarters of the material is nonessential,
> > and the info on creating an account and SSH key are grossly
> > inadequate. Furthermore, there is no treatment of anything but the git
> > *init* procedure - nothing about creating a local depository through
> > pulling from gitorious (my particular issue).
> Taking your feedback into account, I've reworked the page.
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activity_Team/Git_Tutorial
> Please review, comment, or edit accordingly.

I made a few changes... the download file system is a bit different than you
described. I also did a first pass at reworking the description of git on
the Activity_Team ;page itself (incorporating Sascha's text and pointing
people towards your tutorial.)

Art, if you could add more clarity there, it may help the next person who
comes along.


> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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