[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon
Thu Apr 9 22:13:27 CDT 2009
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 5:30 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In the file browser, I'm still missing change dates, tree view doesn't
> have dates to quickly see which files got changed last, e.g.
Yes, you can't see this cheaply with git (as it does not track
individual files), but I don't really understand what's useful in this
view. What matters is the commits, not the last changed files which
come from different commits.
> Cannot obtain needed commit 9e55c6b0809e66049f808448a2ce3a1131e318fe
> while processing commit 7a429837e7ea88547711e5b3b5b9e38569fad553.
> fatal: Fetch failed.
That may be a problem with the connection, or our own git
configuration. But connection errors in svn can be pretty cryptic too.
I agree the above message is bad, but not worse than "MKACTIVITY not
authorized" and the likes I consistently get with svn behind corporate
At least with git I can continue working.
> I created a branch but on my file system nothing happened. So I
> started to read the tutorial, which says that all branches are in the
> same directory. How can I edit files on the file system if I don't
> know what branch I'm in?
This may be a limitation of the GUI - in the command line, you simply
do "git branch" to list your local branches (git status also tell you
the branch you are currently in).
> Is there a way to have branches in different directories?
I don't think you should start with all this. That's why our wiki page
does not introduce branches right away:
It enables you to do what you usually do with svn, without branches
and the likes.
> I don't want
> to have to start git all the time when I'm editing some files on a
You have to if you need to change between branches, there is no way around it.
> C:\Josef\work-oth\!oth\testbranches\copyofpv>git log -p master..pv/master
> fatal: ambiguous argument 'master..pv/master': unknown revision or path not in t
> he working tree.
That's because you don't have both branches in your repository. You
need branches to compare in the same repository (directory). You can
list branches with git branch -a, and then git log branch1..branch2
will work for any two branches listed.
Same for any other command. But this is already a bit advanced usage
(and again, it is not like doing branch stuff with svn is any easier -
the svn documentation is very cryptic too on that matter). I think
what is relevant is whether the simple svn workflow can be done with
git. Trying to do branches as in svn won't work, as it is
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