[development] CVS -> GIT

Randy Fay randy at randyfay.com
Tue Feb 22 15:23:37 UTC 2011

Let's be clear here: Tortoise Git <http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/> is
just a wrapper on MSysGit <http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/> - Tortoise *
depends* on MSysGit. And both are FOSS (GPL v2). The warning at the top of
the Tortoise Git page is about using *incompatible* versions of MSysGit, and
the correct version to use is listed there. From

It is porting TortoiseSVN to TortoiseGit *The latest release*
> *Please avoid use msysgit with*

Please install msysgit 1.6.1 or above before install tortoisegit
> http://code.google.com/p/msysgit

That said, IMO it's best to start with the command line and understand the
concepts behind git - echoing what many have said in this thread. Tortoise
Git is a bit of a rehash of Tortoise SVN and tries to keep the interface the
same, even though what's underneath is radically different. That can lead to
some important misunderstandings. However, it's a decent enough product.


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Earnie Boyd
<earnie at users.sourceforge.net>wrote:

> nan wich wrote:
> > There is something like a msysgit, but Tortoise specifically says not to
> use it,
> > so I'm not sure how to do CLI, even if I wanted to.
> Of course Tortoise would try to steer you away from another product.  I
> use msysgit with no hassle.  And if you need a GUI you could try gitk
> which is uses tcl/tk and is packaged in msysgit.
> --
> Earnie
> -- http://progw.com
> -- http://www.for-my-kids.com

Randy Fay
Drupal Module and Site Development
randy at randyfay.com
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