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Why learn git when there are GUI apps for GitHub?

Given that GitHub provides GUI apps for both Mac and Windows, what are the benefits of learning to use git from the command line? Currently I'm using their mac app to update my repositories, and so ...
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Gerrit code review, or Github's fork and pull model?

I am starting a software project that will be team AND community developed. I was previously sold on gerrit, but now Github's fork and pull request model seem to almost provide more tools, ways to ...
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GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version

I have started my own OS application, I am hosting it on GitHub. My problem is that I push changes to the repository from more than one location so sometimes I want to work on it and sometimes I can't ...
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How do I put YAML code in GitHub MarkDown? [closed]

Following YAML snippet that I'm trying to place in my markdown formatted readme: ``` libraries: - name: numpy version: "1.6.1" ``` Tried the above with both no and 2 trailing spaces at ...
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Is it OK to push my code to GitHub while it is still in early development?

I have some projects that are in a very early development state. They are nowhere nearing completion but I do host them (as public repos) on GitHub because: I have multiple computers and I want ...
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How is the Linux repository administrated?

I am amazed by the Linux project and I would like to learn how they administrate the code, given the huge number of developers. I found the Linux repository on GitHub, but I do not understand how it ...
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Github Workflow: Pushing small fix branches to remote, or keep them local?

In Scott Chacon's workflow (explained eg in this SO answer), with essentially two silos (development, and master), if, say I have a small bug to fix (e.g. can be fixed with a few characters) is the ...
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How signing out a CLA prevents legal issues in open-source projects?

For example: yeoman. It's licensed under a BSD license. The CLA form (Contributor License Agreement) isn't project specific, and it can be signed electronically. How and what issues can signing out ...
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Examples of non open source projects on Bitbucket or Github

Need examples to show management that these are used for source control and effectively backup of projects. They will be concerned about having their source code off-site. If there are good ...
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How can I view github tasks which are not assigned to a person?

On the main Issues page, you can click Everyone's Issues, or Assigned to me. If you want to view the tasks assigned to a particular person, you can click the search icon, and on the left choose the ...
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what are the advantages and disadvantages of putting code for an unfinished project on github

I'm stating to work on a project that I intend to release as open source via the githubs. What are the advantages of putting the code on github from the outset, as opposed to waiting until the project ...
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How should I get my code ready for OpenSourcing it and putting it on GitHub?

In a few weeks, my project is going to be finished and I want to start getting my code ready for other people to use it. I am going to be posting everything to GitHub so people can tweak it and ...
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Testing Git competence [closed]

I hire a lot of programmers for tiny tasks. I very clearly specify that the tasks can only be completed by making a pull request on GitHub. Unfortunatelly, so many programmers do not know Git and ...
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How does one handle sensitive data when using Github and Heroku?

I am not yet accustomed with the way Git works (And wonder if someone besides Linus is ;)). If you use Heroku to host you application, you need to have your code checked in a Git repo. If you work on ...
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?

My resume is no longer relevant. It can no longer contain an adequate description of my technical abilities. One can get a much better sense of what I am capable of by looking at my GitHub ...
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How can I organize personal git repositories?

I'm in the process of setting up a GitHub account with the plan of making a pair of libraries I developed as parts of some recent iOS projects freely available for other iOS devs to use. I don't ...
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Should a github maintainer rewrite author's in pull requests?

I'm not a programmer by profession, but I do some coding and have used github some. I've run across what I find to be a surprising situation. I'm very familiar with git. There is a project which I ...
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MIT License Question (download somebody else's code and throw it on github)

Sometimes I use plugins and 3rd party libraries, and one thing that drives me crazy is when these libraries are not versioned. So, if I download it, make some mods to it, I am the only person in the ...
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How can I get an anonymous user to submit bugs on a private GitHub project?

Our company has a private GitHub repository for the project I'm working on. After a full summer of work, it looks like we'll be launching this week (wheee!). However, I want to include a "submit a ...
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Why should I push if I'm working alone in a local repository?

I'm interacting with Git through GitHub for Windows, which is funny since I'll never push my repository to GitHub. I'm working on it alone and it's intended to be used only by me. I noticed that my ...
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How to distribute a web app (that's hosted by the customer)

We're developing a web app that visualizes financial data. We have our first customer, but hope to get more. The terms are that the customers pay a setup fee, to customize the app for their needs ...
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What is the most basic and simple platform for collaborative development (PHP project)? [closed]

I need to work with 4-5 programmers on a fairly average PHP application using codeigniter. We're in 5 different locations in one city, and all of the programmers are all not too well educated and I'm ...
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Managing multiple people working on a project with GIT

I'm very new to GIT/GitHub (as new as starting yesterday). I would like to know what is the best way to manage multiple people working on the same project with Github. Currently I'm managing one ...
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How does Github calculate language percentage in a repo?

I have a repo with Ruby and PHP code in it. Github says my repo is 74.8% PHP and 25.2% Ruby I do not understand how this can be. When I compare the 2 languages in my project: # Count how many ...
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Forking project on Github process

There is a project on Github that I mostly like and want to use. There are a few things I want to do differently/remove that doesn't make sense for what I want/need. Also I want to add a few things as ...
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Is it advisable to ask employees to create 'work' GitHub accounts?

I've moved all our company Git repositories to GitHub and now I want to add employees to the projects. Since most employees already have personal GitHub accounts, I'm wondering whether I should ask ...
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Two git repositories, one project

I am building an app using Code Igniter, it is being based on CI-Bonfire. I am pulling in the dev branch of CI-Bonfire using git, I want the entire project to be git controlled as well, but I want to ...
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Pulling in changes from a forked repo without a request on GitHub?

I'm new to the social coding community and don't know how to proceed properly in this situation: I've created a GitHub Repository a couple weeks ago. Someone forked the project and has made some ...
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How do I stay compliant with GPL when forking on Github?

I've recently forked a project on Github and made some modifications to it, pushed them back to the forked repository and asked the original developer to pull the changes. (I gather this is the ...
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people fork my project but don't fetch from upstream - what can I do?

Several people have forked my github repo but they have not fetched-merged from upstream. So my original repo has evolved significantly since the fork took place, and meanwhile these people are ...
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Github Organization Repositories, Issues, Multiple Developers, and Forking - Best Workflow Practices

A weird title, yes, but I've got a bit of ground to cover I think. We have an organization account on github with private repositories. We want to use github's native issues/pull-requests features ...
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Getting involved on Github (how to find projects) [closed]

I want to contribute to open source projects on Github. Mostly, I'd like to just start out fixing small bugs or adding features. I don't have a particular project in mind. I'd like to work on C, C++, ...
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Which commit should close a Github issue when multiple commits are responsible?

I want to close issues in Github via my commit messages, but I'm not sure which commit should contain the magic "Closes #XXX" string when multiple commits are responsible for closing the issue. ...
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Is it OK to include another person's open-source module in a project that you are uploading to GitHub?

This seems like it would be an obvious "yes". However, I just want to be sure and I've tried googling around to no avail. I am learning Python/Django and uploading all of the projects I'm creating to ...
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GitHub: Are there external tools for managing issues list vs. project backlog

Recently I posted one of my the projects1 on GitHub and as I was exploring capabilities of the site, I noticed they have a rather decent issue tracking section. I want to use that section as a) other ...
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How to use code from abandoned github projects

I've recently come across github projects that I could really use, but appear to have been abandoned, with lots of issues and important pull requests, perhaps 100+ forks. Often, there isn't an ...
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How to manage github issues for (priority, etc)? [closed]

I'm new to github, and am looking for advice on how to manage issues. I'm used to having priority and other ordering options but see that none exist. How do others manages issues during the ...
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How should I control the versions of my project on GitHub

I am trying to spend as much time as I can on GitHub nowadays (even I am the only person in team at work) to really feel how it is going to be like for a real world corporate application. One ...
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What is a “markdown-formatted” README file on Github?

It's unclear to me what the format is, if there's systematic/command-line requirements for creating it, etc. Basically, just to need to know the specs, and if there's technical steps for generating ...
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Best practices for team workflow with RoR/Github for designer + coder?

My friend and I have started to try to collaborate on some projects. For background, I come from a PHP/Wordpress/Drupal coding background, but recently I've become more experienced with the RoR ...
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Is it worth listing testing or self-learning repositories on my résumé?

I have a GitHub repository with toy programs that I write when I learn something. For example, when I read an about an algorithms or data structures, I write up a quick implementation of of it to make ...
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Some advice in open sourcing objective-c code? [closed]

I've been working on an iPhone app for the past month and am interested in open sourcing some of its code. I built a few categories that others might find useful for generating filler data during ...
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Is it unnecessary to use Github (social coding) even if you are the only one working on a project?

I started using Github now that I'm working on a project with some guys. And I started to wonder if I should use it in my personal projects too. I'm not sure if this will help me in some way or if it ...
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From TFS to Git

I'm a .NET developer and I've used TFS (team foundation server) as my source control software many times. Good features of TFS are: Good integration with Visual Studio (so I do almost everything ...
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As a sole developer (for now), how should I be using Git? [closed]

I have multiple projects on Git that I eventually want to bring others into. However, right now it's just me and I use Git and GitHub very simplistically: no branches and basically just using the ...
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git / other VCS - how often to commit? [duplicate]

I've been a programmer now for over 11 years, and am just starting to get into version control for real. The places I've worked at have never really used version control (one committed at the end of ...
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Managing contractors on Github

I want to manage outsourced contractors to help develop our code. The code sits on Github. I wish to use a simplified version of this branching model: ...
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How to transition a small team developing on a remote testserver from svn to git

At the company I work we use SVN. The SVN repository resides on the local server. When developing we commit the changes to SVN on the local server which transfers the changes via ftp to a testsite ...
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Team of 1: Do I need Project Management & Versioning Software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Version control for independent developers? I work as a Junior Programmer in a team of 1. I am looking for suggestions of what open source/free Project Management(I cant ...
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Submit issue, pull request, or both for a very small fix?

I've made a 4-line bug fix to a minor issue in a library on github. The project is actively maintained with changes every few days. What is the ideal way to submit a fix that small? Is it to fork, ...