Roman & Pat,

I spent quite a bit of time fiddling round with git-bz and after
downloading it, configuring it, and trying to use it to send in the
differences from  checking my tutorial into git (local check out / check in
*seems* OK), I have come to the conclusion that this is probably not what
you guys are using because it sure seems to be - broken.  After trying to
send in a patch with git-bz it told me that I did not seem to be logged
into in firefox - I am.  It does not seem to be able to
read the cookies (Firefox V22 on Fedora).

Is there a set of instructions written down anywhere that indicates what
format and method someone should use to send in changes, updates and new
content like a tutorial?  I did format the tutorial into web format and do
a checkout / check in into the repository, but not being able to get any
farther with it is beginning to take a lot of time.

The files I am trying to check in are in a share (should be easy to
download) at:

I would appreciate any help you could give me.  I will be on the road for
about a week, so I may be slow getting back to you.



On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Stephen Kiel <> wrote:

> Roman and Pat,
> I have made some progress toward getting my tutorial ready for release,
> but I am at a point now where I have hit a wall, and I would like to ask
> for some advice on how to proceed.
> I did do a final edit of the tutorial, format it into xhtml, and add a
> couple of pictures. I downloaded a copy of Bluefish and used it to format
> the material into an xhtml file adding the boilerplate provided in the
> tutorial template by hand. It seemed to render well in the Firefox browser.
> I did find a procedure for adding content through git web at
> and followed it as best as I could.
> I was able to clone the gimp-web, check out a branch, make local changes
> and commit them, but then my progress stopped. My questions are:
>  1) when I performed a 'git branch -r' several branches were listed. I
> guessed and picked HEAD as it appeared to link to origin/master. When I did
> a 'git status' and 'git commit -a' I got a warning message that “refname
> 'HEAD' is ambiguous”. Did I pick the wrong branch? Is there another
> problem, or is this warning normal?
>  2) The guidelines I was looking at seemed to be saying I could either
> use 'git-bz' or 'git push' to get my changes back to the main repository.
> Neither worked, so I was wondering which technique I should focus on. Would
> rather not debug them both at this time (could use quite a bit of time,
> since I don't know what either is trying to do).
>  The error message that I go with git-bz was:
> > bash: git-bz: command not found...
>  The error message from git push –dry-run was:
> fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
>  Please make sure you have the correct access rights
> and the repository exists.
>  A git pull –rebase right before trying the push seemed to find the
> repository and verify that my current branch is up to date.
>  I would appreciate any pointers you could give me. I am attaching a copy
> of the transcript from my shell session. I am also attaching a copy of the
> files I was trying to add & modify in case it is relevant or you would like
> to take a look at them.
>  In the mean time, I will start looking at git-bz in case that is the
> write way to go. It looks like there may be some setup issues, even though
> the error message make it look like it is an installation issue. The
> options for the bz command were not clear to me. The wiki page indicated
> the syntax should be:
> git-bz file product/component HEAD
> I am guessing the product should be 'gimp-web', but when I look at
> I see the
> component listed as both gimp-web and Do you know which it
> should be, or whether it matters? When it asks for 'file' I am assuming it
> is looking for the results of the local 'commit'. In my case the feedback
> was
> [HEAD a97ce5a] Added tutorial Automate Creation fo XCF from JPG"
> Are they looking for a97ce5a as the file?
>  Thanks,
>  Stephen Kiel
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Roman Joost <> wrote:
>> Dear Stephen,
>> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 12:37:33PM -0700, Stephen Kiel wrote:
>> > Roman,
>> >
>> > I did browse through some of the tutorials & looked at they way they
>> were
>> > marked up.  I don't think porting my tutorials into a markup language
>> will
>> > be any problem.  The part that I don't really understand yet is whether
>> > there are tags that will or won't work right.  In other words, if the
>> > is well formed and presents in a web browser is there any downstream
>> > processing that looks at or uses particular tags? e.g. some of the xhtml
>> > that I looked at used the older <b> tags for bold instead of <strong>.
>> > Both work, one is more contemporary, but what I am wondering is whether
>> > there is a reason to use the older tag format.
>> Not sure. I think these are remnants of old edits which have simply been
>> updated for a new version of the website.
>> > Once I do get ready to check out the module and add my tutorial, is
>> there
>> > any kind of an approval process, or do I just stage the changes and
>> commit
>> > them?
>> Usually you can send in your patches and they're been reviewed by people
>> who have access to the module. The more you contribute, the more likely
>> maintainers see to getting you commit (read: push) rights.
>> > Thanks for the feedback & help.
>> Happy to help!
>> Kind Regards,
>> --
>> Roman Joost
>> www:
>> email:
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