[development] Git.. wat?

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 21:40:33 UTC 2010

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Victor Kane

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Domenic Santangelo <domenics at gmail.com>wrote:

> With d.o moving to git, I'm becoming more interested in how it works. Can
> anyone point me to a really solid primer? I've looked around at length and
> am having a tough time grokking how git works, especially in regards to
> multi-person development.
> For example, I have one project that the previous dev set up to use git.
> For just me that's fine -- git add, git commit -a, git push, then reset to
> head on the dev server. But when more than one person is involved all hell
> breaks loose:
> Say you and I edit the same .css file and for some reason there's a
> conflict (git seems very bad at merging .css compared to svn from my
> experience). In svn: svn ci, see you're out of date, svn up, resolve the
> conflict, svn resolved, svn ci, done. In git this is all confusing and you
> can even break MERGE_HEAD if you try to git pull after resolving a conflict
> and git will think you still have conflicts to resolve. It's all very
> troublesome.
> From what I can tell, this is a common confusion coming from a
> "commit-update"-style system like svn; regardless, I still don't really get
> it. Any tips/articles/anything?
> Thanks,
> -D
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