Moving to GitHub: Status Update, Action Required

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Fri Oct 21 20:03:57 PDT 2016

> On Oct 21, 2016, at 10:55 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 2016, at 9:47 PM, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at> wrote:
>>> On Oct 21, 2016, at 10:20 PM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at> wrote:
>>> 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.
> I think it would be reasonable for us to mention that GitHub Desktop
> is a GUI client that exists and works for basic operations like
> creating or switching between branches and committing changes and has
> a handy diff viewer to see your changes before committing and even
> lets you select which portions of your diff you want to commit. But it
> is of no help with even slightly more advanced git commands.

Sure, we should certainly list more tools; that section is a bit sparse.
I just meant that we shouldn't recommend any one tool over the others
(e.g., "if you like GUI tools, you should use X").


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