Re: Git [was RE: Windows VM on Mac ?]

Subject: Re: Git [was RE: Windows VM on Mac ?]
From: Michael McCallister <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:27 -0500

Hey all,

For those of you who might want to play with Git, GitBook (
https://www.gitbook.com/) is a repository for random pieces of
documentation. Up to five writers can collaborate on a single public-domain
or open source project for free, Click the Explore tab to read current
projects. Could be a place to test multi-writer conflict issues

I have not worked on a project here, though I've thought about it. The devs
at work use Git for source control, and I do keep HTML, Word and PDF docs
in my own repository, away from the code.

Manning publishing keeps a GitLab installation for its authors to use if
they're so inclined. GitLab and GitHub are competing public Git
repositories.

Cheers,
Mike McCallister


Mike McCallister
Available now: *Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules*
<http://buildauthorplatform.com> (w/Carole Jelen)
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On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:59 PM, Elisa R. Sawyer <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> No version control system can make up for situations where people are
> inconsiderately over-writing files or where chaos reigns. As a long-term
> contractor, I am fortunate to have worked on teams of writers where, even
> with no version control, we didn't cause each other problems. I have also
> seen situations where even the best version control system could not make
> up for bad habits.
>
> -Elisa
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:03:17 -0400, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > I think much of this comes down to the issue of loose coupling vs tight
> >> coupling. Good coding practice is to create loosely coupled systems.
> >>
> >
> > Yes, loose coupling and defined interfaces is best. Years ago I was
> coding
> > in assembler and Fortran, and there were pieces of assembler code marked
> > "DO NOT MOVE THIS CODE" and other pieces that should have been so marked,
> > but weren't. The only saving grace was the source control--a locked
> cabinet
> > of drawers where I stored the punched cards.
> >
> > But if you take a very tightly coupled information set with tightly
> coupled
> >> source file and throw it at a distributed source control system without
> >> changing anybody's habits, you are asking for pain and suffering.
> >>
> >
> > Indeed. I have been put into a situation where we all were to use SVN on
> > our very loosely coupled FM docs. No two people were ever working on the
> > same parts, and there was little cross-referencing. It was a pain,
> because
> > having nearly zero version control would have been far simpler. Any time
> > that something went wrong with SVN (and it did, all too often) we had to
> > find the local SVN guru to unscramble it before we could do our work.
> >
> > I have no idea what the difficulty was with the SVN internals. I've not
> > yet had the opportunity to try Git.
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Re: Git [was RE: Windows VM on Mac ?]: From: Peter Neilson
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