Well thanks Konstantin for the answer!
Ive tried a couple of times to post to the group and not succeeded earlier
Did you see this now or earlier? I posted this 10 days ago.
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Konstantin Khomoutov
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:02:11 +0530
> Rustom Mody <rustompm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> A noob question:
>> As people may know smartsvn is quite popular among svn clients
>> The folks making smartsvn have now made smartgit
>> Is this a good way to start using git?
> After cursory glancing through that product's web page, I doubt it.
> This possibly could be a good idea if you're absolutely clueless about
> how VCSes work, simply due to higher explorability of a
> novice-oriented GUI interface compared to a bunch of command-line tools
> which require prior knowledge from books and manual pages.
> Git also comes with its stock GUI utilities (git-gui and gitk), but
> they also assume a certain level of Git knowledge.
> On the other hand, be aware, that tools such like this one tend to have
> two problems:
> * They tend to be "smart" and do stuff behind your back deviating from
> the normal behaviour of the underlying VCS. For instance, a tool might
> "help" you by not exposing the concept of "index" or "staging area"
> which is central to most of usual Git workflows, and instead the tool
> could try to make you feel more like using Subversion.
> It's hard to decide whether it's good or not.
> * Most books and articles on Git (actually, all I've seen) discuss
> conventional Git tools. Hence, if you will approach such a book
> while sticking to some high-level GUI tool, you will probably find
> yourself in the need of translating the book's vocabulary and examples
> to those of your tool.
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