finally got the CLR error fixed, here is the fix:

https://github.com/Windower/Issues/issues/170


On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you ... about "git add" i thought once you add the file you never
> have to do that again? ... doesn't "add" tell git to track the file? and if
> so, why do you have to do it again?
>
> ed
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM, John McKown <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> You can roll back to any commit point. You can roll back all changes to
>> that point. Or one or more files. Or just look at the contents of a file as
>> of that commit point. Perhaps I misunderstood, but I got the impression you
>> thought that git would automatically keep every change made to a file
>> without any action on the part of the user.
>>
>> As to ftp, you are correct. git does not control _how_ the file is
>> changed. You can use any method that you have available to you. You can ftp
>> the file somewhere else, modify it, then ftp it back. You can use an editor
>> to edit it "in place". You can run a program which modifies it somehow
>> (like maybe using Perl to do something, or have a "tidy" program reformat
>> it). If you have permission, you can even delete it and git won't stop you.
>> But however you modify it, so long as nobody destroys the contents of the
>> .git subdirectory, you can recover any file to any commit point (generally,
>> there are "obscene" ways to modify the git repository which can royally
>> mess it up).
>>
>> What I often do is edit one or more files in a project. I test the
>> changes until I like the results. When I like the results, I do a "git add
>> -A ." and "git commit" to put the changes in the local git repository. If I
>> decide that I have royally messed up before I do any comit, I do a "git
>> reset --hard HEAD" to revert all the files. Now, suppose I did the commit
>> and then decided that I was wrong to do so. I can go back to the previous
>> version with "git revert --hard HEAD~1" to revert the files to the commit
>> point before the bad commit point. But, instead, if I like most of the
>> changes, but maybe there is one which I decide is a mess. I don't revert
>> all the files. I can do "git checkout HEAD~1 -- some.file". This restores
>> the "some.file" to the point it was before I did the current commit. I can
>> then fix that one file, eventually doing a "git add -A ." and "git commit"
>> again. Note that the bad version of the file still exists in the git
>> history. There are ways to eliminate the "bad" commit, but I never use them
>> because I've never felt comfortable doing so. It is, to me, quite
>> complicated.
>>
>> I guess I'm still confused as to what you really want git to do. In my
>> way of thinking, git gives me a way to take a "snapshot" of a set of files
>> at a point in time (via the "git add" and "git commit"). And a way to
>> revert any or all of those files back to that point in time if I need to.
>> git does say whether I can modify a file or not. Nor _how_ I can modify
>> that file. It just allows me to take a "point in time snapshot", more or
>> less. It can do more, but that is the big part of it, to me. It can tell
>> you what change between snapshots and by whom (if you set it up that way)
>> and other things.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> So you are saying that there is no way to rollback to an old version
>>> using git?  what is the point then, just to store a bunch of comments?
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM, John McKown <
>>> john.archie.mck...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I will have to note that you seem to have a non-standard definition of
>>>> version control. git, and other version control software such as
>>>> Subversion, Mercurial, CVS, Visual Source Safe (or whatever MS calls it),
>>>> don't track all changes to every file every time the file is modified. They
>>>> only supply commands so that, at the direction of a user, a "snapshot" of
>>>> the file(s) can be taken and tracked. With git, this is the "git add" and
>>>> "git commit" commands. The "git commit" is what takes the actual snapshot.
>>>> The "git add" puts the contents of the files to be updated/added in the
>>>> snapshot into the "index". The "git commit" actually snapshots the "index"
>>>> information into the local git "data base" (kept in the .git subdirectory)
>>>> . Perhaps, you eventually update the bare repository using a "git push"
>>>> command. Assuming you even keep a bare directory. On some of my personal
>>>> stuff, I don't because I don't share it with others.
>>>>
>>>> Neither is git a security system. If you have been granted write access
>>>> to a file, it is done using the host operating system's security
>>>> mechanisms; whatever they may be. In Linux, that is with attributes, ACLS
>>>> and maybe SELinux profiles. I don't know Windows. But the git software
>>>> itself is not designed to stop you. That is the OS's responsibility.
>>>>
>>>> What it sounds like you want is a versioning file system. That is a
>>>> file system which keeps old versions of a file each time you modify it, and
>>>> usually has commands to revert to a previous version.
>>>> ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versioning_file_system
>>>> The only system which I have ever used which had this was long ago. It
>>>> was called TOPS-20 and ran on a DEC System-20 machine. Every time you
>>>> changed a file, the old version got a version number attached to it and the
>>>> new version got the old name. So you could go back to previous versions
>>>> using various commands.
>>>>
>>>> Now, if for some reason I wanted such a thing, I could likely implement
>>>> something in Linux using incrond. This software allows you to specify a
>>>> command to be run every time a monitored file or file in a subdirectory is
>>>> changed. So if you wanted to use it, you would monitor the subdirectory so
>>>> that when a file was changed a "git add -A ." and and "git commit -m 'some
>>>> comment'" would automatically be issued.
>>>> ref: http://inotify.aiken.cz/?section=incron&page=doc
>>>> But this is not a standard part of git. It is simply not part of the
>>>> design. And I don't even know if something like this could be implemented
>>>> in Windows.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> One thing I am concerned about is that it seems like there is no
>>>>> protection from someone in via ftp and changing files .. i assumed that
>>>>> version control meant that the files are protected .. why doesn't git
>>>>> protect the files?  What i mean is, this seems to only work if everyone
>>>>> does it correctly .. but if someone simply goes in by ftp and modifies
>>>>> files, then git has no "control" over that .. is this correct?
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>> Maranatha! <><
>>>> John McKown
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