Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-21 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Michael Weise michael.we...@ek-team.dewrote: last week I tried fossil for the first time - I was able to understand the basic concepts. Then I created my first helloworld_test repository and even migrated an existing git repository to fossil - all that within

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-21 Thread Michael Weise
On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:52:28 +0100 Stephan Beal sgb...@googlemail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Michael Weise michael.we...@ek-team.dewrote: last week I tried fossil for the first time - I was able to understand the basic concepts. Then I created my first helloworld_test

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-21 Thread Stephan Beal
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Michael Weise michael.we...@ek-team.dewrote: Could you please do the same with checkout update, e.g. Done! And added another mention of checkout down where update is explained. -- - stephan beal http://wanderinghorse.net/home/stephan/

[fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Michael Weise
Hi Folks, last week I tried fossil for the first time - I was able to understand the basic concepts. Then I created my first helloworld_test repository and even migrated an existing git repository to fossil - all that within 30 minutes, thanks to great documentation for the first steps. I was

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Michael Weise michael.we...@ek-team.dewrote: Now I've spent about 1 hour to find out how to check out a branch in fossil. This might sound ridiculous, but I'm rather new to version control systems and here is what happened: Jumping to the end for a moment:

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Michael Weise
On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:46:15 +0100 Stephan Beal sgb...@googlemail.com wrote: * In the quick start guide, section checking out a local tree http://www.fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/quickstart.wiki That page has the section checkout out a local tree. There's no need to go into

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Martin Gagnon
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:39:04PM +0100, Michael Weise wrote: Hi Folks, last week I tried fossil for the first time - I was able to understand the basic concepts. Then I created my first helloworld_test repository and even migrated an existing git repository to fossil - all that within 30

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Martin S. Weber
On 2014-03-20 12:46:15, Stephan Beal wrote: (...) # f help Usage: f help COMMAND Common COMMANDs: (use f help -a|--all for a complete list) add changes gdiff openrss ui addremove clean helppraise settingsundo all clone

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Martin S. Weber ephae...@gmx.net wrote: Actually, in my mind, when reading Michael's message, I kept thinking: uhm, you got it open, now update ;) Funnily enough - i've been using Fossil since December 2007 and only this week learned that you can generically

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Matt Welland
This is good feedback and I think mentioning checkout/co in the top level help is important. What I teach when doing fossil training is the following: 1. Use fossil checkout to move from branch to branch (I try to use checkout consistently in the training. co is nice but confusing) 2. If you

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Richard Hipp
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Matt Welland estifo...@gmail.com wrote: This is good feedback and I think mentioning checkout/co in the top level help is important. +1 What I teach when doing fossil training is the following: 1. Use fossil checkout to move from branch to branch (I try

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Matt Welland
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Richard Hipp d...@sqlite.org wrote: On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Matt Welland estifo...@gmail.comwrote: This is good feedback and I think mentioning checkout/co in the top level help is important. +1 What I teach when doing fossil training is the

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM, Richard Hipp d...@sqlite.org wrote: FWIW, I don't think I have ever used fossil checkout to move to a different branch or checkout (which is something I do dozens or hundreds of times on a typical working day). I always use fossil update (or usually just

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Warren Young
On 3/20/2014 10:05, Matt Welland wrote: FWIW, I don't think I have ever used fossil checkout to move to a different branch or checkout (which is something I do dozens or hundreds of times on a typical working day). I always use fossil update (or usually just fossil up). I

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Warren Young war...@etr-usa.com wrote: Isn't that a sign that these two commands should be rethought a bit? Either their functions should be teased apart so they're clearly two separate things, or they should be merged into a single command that perhaps has

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Ron Wilson
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Matt Welland estifo...@gmail.com wrote: A comment to those who find they seldom branch: I use branching and merging extensively as a tool to organize work and enable flights of fancy and exploration. Obviously it depends highly on the problems you are solving

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread David Mason
This is a very interesting discussion. 1) It sounds like checkout, open, and update should all be part of the command rationalization discussion as they seem to overlap. Making them sort-of synonyms but with different default *could* work (e.g. checkout === update -overwite, update === checkout

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Stephan Beal
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM, David Mason dma...@ryerson.ca wrote: 1) It sounds like checkout, open, and update should all be part of the command rationalization discussion as they seem to overlap. Making them sort-of synonyms but with different default *could* work (e.g. checkout ===

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Martin S. Weber
On 2014-03-20 12:47:35, David Mason wrote: Are branches easier to deal with in fossil? Using hg at work, I completely understand why one would stay away from branches. Using fossil at home, I completely fail to understand why one would work on trunk. Can't really tell you much about the why

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread JR
I only use fossil update to move between branches; I have never used co/checkout and I only use fossil open when opening a cloned repository (I have only created a new repository once...) . I have never had any issues with it, except for the occasional merge conflict in a settings file (I keep a

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Joel Bruick
Richard Hipp wrote: FWIW, I don't think I have ever used fossil checkout to move to a different branch or checkout (which is something I do dozens or hundreds of times on a typical working day). I always use fossil update (or usually just fossil up). I don't even remember why I added the

Re: [fossil-users] Please improve documentation for the checkout command

2014-03-20 Thread Ron Wilson
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:16 PM, JR jr...@saintlyreverend.com wrote: However, I also merge to trunk fairly frequently so that I usually only have to fossil update trunk on a different computer FYI, Fossil, unlike Git (and some others), always syncs the entire repository (except for private