Dear diary, on Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 01:33:53AM CEST, I got a letter
where Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Sun, 14 Aug 2005, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> > 
> > And how are things lining up for the upcoming one (January 2006, Dunedin, 
> > NZ)?  
> Dunno yet. I have a policy of trying to travel with the whole family,
> which means I'll have to decide whether I'm willing to put that much money
> into it, or whether some poor unsuspecting company can help sponsor me ;)
> We'll see.

BTW, I've asked my unsuspecting company. I'll see too. ;-)

> > There's a lot of interest, but the barriers of entry are somewhat
> > high, with the codebase moving fast, and some of the concepts
> > requiring re-learning of what to expect from an SCM. Perhaps no so
> > much among kernel hackers, but the general populace is largely still
> > laden with cvs/svn and their mindset.
> Yeah. We do not have a nice paper explaining the concepts and usage. The 
> tutorial isn't really in-depth enough (it doesn't even mention a lot of 
> the helper scripts or even some of the core stuff). The old README started 
> out explaining some of the concepts, but it's _way_ of out date in all 
> usage respects.
> Pasky has the Overview thing, which gets pointed to by, and 
> which could be expanded upon a lot. 

I wanted to offer a Git/Cogito tutorial session (Is that what is meant
by "workshop"? I'm no skilled conference traveller and the website
mentions no workshops.), but on a second thought paper might be better -
Cogito is supposed to be so simple to use that a tutorial wouldn't give
you much (except tutorial.txt since I would have a strong incentive to
write it), and Git concepts aren't tutorial material. So I might try to
apply with a paper giving some overview of the new wave of "modern"
version control systems, with a special focus on GIT design and core
interface. (I will probably skip the core GIT plumbing since I'm
naturally a bit sceptical about it. ;-)

I also imagined a BOF session for more interested people (if there would
be any), for discussing advanced topics, possible further development
directions (see also the Cogito TODO for also some Git-related stuff I
have on my mind but is not yet ready for mailing list bashing) etc.

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone.  -- Alan Cox
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