Working with Git

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Oct 7 07:16:00 PDT 2016

> On Oct 7, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
> Hi,
>>> There will always be problems with the transition to GitHub that can be
>>> discussed on the mailing list to find a common solution. Then it can be
>>> documented to point people to that if they have the same problem.
>> Yes. But I want to at least know how to perform the tasks that I currently perform with Trac and Subversion once we move to GitHub. I currently do not feel that I understand how to do that, and worry that I and other contributors who do not know Git very well will no longer be able to contribute effectively once we switch.
> My experience with moving from subversion to git is you can read about it as much as you want, but there is no substitute for just starting to try and use it. It takes a little time to get used to, but once you do you will not go back to svn.
> So whilst I understand you want to try and work everything out up front, before hand, in practice I think you have to expect a bit of a learning curve for everyone at first, and basically just dive in and make the change.

I have used Git and GitHub for years; I joined GitHub in 2010. Doesn't mean I know how to do anything more than clone and commit.

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