Moving to GitHub: Status Update, Action Required

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Fri Oct 21 19:47:07 PDT 2016

> On Oct 21, 2016, at 10:20 PM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at> wrote:
> However, would it be possible to add a tangible example of updating
> a port to that page?  
> I know a little bit about Subversion and less about Git.  I would like
> to see a soup-to-nuts example of cloning the ports tree, updating
> a Portfile, maybe deleting an old patch and adding a new one, and
> getting the updated port into MacPorts (direct commit v. pull
> request).  It would be helpful if one-time requirements (setting name
> and email address) were clearly separated from repetitive steps
> (pulling changes from master?).  Otherwise, it is going to be a wee
> bit nerve-wracking the first few times...

This would be good.

> Also, is the consensus that a graphical user interface over git more
> likely to be harmful than helpful?  The Tools section at the bottom of
> the page doesn’t give any kind of recommendation.

I don't know that there is any sort of consensus on that. Everyone has
their own preferences, and Git is almost absurdly flexible about
workflows. I don't think our documentation should recommend any
particular tools. 


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