[SciPy-Dev] git on windows (was: scipy.stats)

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Tue Jun 1 22:56:18 CDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 8:07 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Josef,
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> My main problem with git was the treatment of the file system, and I
>>>> find it much easier to work with separate branches as in bzr or
>>>> mercurial.
>>>
>>> One thing I've found very useful after transitioning to git for
>>> IPython is the git new-workdir command:
>>>
>>> http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git/2008/5/21/1900044
>>> http://nuclearsquid.com/writings/git-new-workdir.html
>>>
>>> It lets me keep a few branches around that I want 'permanent' on my
>>> filesystem, in a bzr shared-repo style, while using git for the
>>> lightweight feature-only branches.  This is how it looks like right
>>> now on my system:
>>
>> thanks very useful information , git-new-workdir seems to be what I would like.
>> Does it work on Windows?
>
> Sadly - probably not without a little hacking...
>
> http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/issues/detail?id=99
>
> But, if you think you need it, the script is so short that it would
> only take a short time to port to python (it's in sh):
>
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=git/git.git;a=blob_plain;f=contrib/workdir/git-new-workdir;hb=HEAD
>
> I see there are symbolic links there, that will require a little fancy
> footwork on windows, as you know.
>
> If I have time I'll give it a go.

I don't think that's necessary (symlinks sound tricky) and scipy will
be on a public repository, so your multiple (if I understand
correctly) clone solution will work.

Josef

>
> See you,
>
> Matthew
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