On 19/04/2008, John-David Dalton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  Hi Richard,
>  I was a little bummed by the switch at first as well.
>  Now though I am beginning to see the cool side of it.
>  For example before when you wanted to contribute you had to make a
>  patch that would only work for the current version of Prototype and
>  probably not the version that was in SVN (SVN is very picky about
>  patches).
>  With Git and GitHub you can create a forked repo of prototype.
>  Commit your changes to it and send the core devs a "pull" request.
>  Then they merge the changes into their repo :).
>  Also this allows you to target a specific dev or group of devs and
>  there are lots of options with Git.
>  GitHub is hooked into Lighthouse (Prototype's new home for bug
>  tracking) as well.
>  It is command line at the time and the GUI's for it are very very
>  basic.
>  I am still learning it. I did have some issues getting my fork to
>  pulldown, turns out I needed to log into my "pull" address via putty
>  first to get it to save some registry info. Here are some links:
>  Windows version of Git:
>  http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list
>  Helpful links:
>  http://www.sourcemage.org/Git_Guide
>  http://www.kenegozi.com/Blog/2008/04/01/gitself-take-one.aspx
>  http://github.com/guides

Thanks for that. Can't wait for a Tortoise. It would almost be worth
building a TortoiseAnything which provides an interface for
CVS/SVN/GIT/etc to plug into. I bet the boffins are working on this
right now.

Thanks again.

Richard Quadling
Zend Certified Engineer : http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731
"Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!"

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