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Re: the "r" in "git pull -r"

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: the "r" in "git pull -r"
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:00:27 +0100

Graham Percival wrote Monday, August 10, 2009 9:18 AM

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 08:45:22AM +0100, Trevor Daniels wrote:

Graham Percival wrote Monday, August 10, 2009 12:48 AM
I maoing hate git.

Git is fine; the complexity comes from the
baroque structures in LilyPond.  Let's be
thankful Git has tools to cope :)

Oh?  Didn't you comment that if you had to use git at the
beginning, you wouldn't have ever started contributing?  Remember
Tim's first reaction when he saw the instructions for starting to
help the website -- "criminity on a crutch":

Yes, but the solution to that was for you
to manage git, and for me to send you edited
files.  That worked fine, and that is what
I'd prefer for git-challenged *doc* contributors.
As I've said before, I'm happy to manage the
git interface for such people.  I'd rather
have complete edited doc files sent to me
rather than trying to help people install git
via a recipe and then teaching them how to
make valid diffs.  Once they've mastered
texinfo, are still keen and looking for more
challenging work is when git should be mentioned.

For potential contributors to the *code* the
situation is different.  Anyone capable of
modifying LP code should have little problem
understanding git and using it fully.  Although
I admit a gentle introduction would be helpful :)


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