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Spammish rant about Github and its client - intended to generate a better understanding of de shtuf
Homdax
I have, as many with me, a Github account. Ainz. Attached to it is an "organisation". PHPFusionSweden. Got a repo called Swedish intended for 9 RC translation.

While signing up, you get to download the github client for windows. OOOkay. 100Mb. But it is only really a viewer of the online repo, you cant do a lot with it, not code not change files, not change file or directory structure. So why is it a flabbergasting 100MB big? WHY?

I am trying to organize this with as few directories as possible, but when I create a directory suddenly I need to name it as part of the repo and the name is attached to the directory structure? WHY?

It did not get the structure from my online repo and download it to my local repo, rather it told me to create a local repo that somehow overwrote my online repo. WHY?

Yeah, well, I am not very well versed in CVS management, but basically these are folders with files in two or more sets and you use the one to create a "fork" of the other and do code changes in it. But it does not seem to work that way. I know it does, but I probably do not get the logic.

Anyone else?

Do you have nuff experience with Github to talk me through this? I promise to be patient. Somewhat.
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skpacman
I used the windows client for a while. It worked, but I had to read several how-to's before it worked as intended.

You can download a repo, retaining the repo structure as seen on the site. There are a ton of how-to's and walkthroughs for it on YouTube.

There are 10 kinds of people in this world.
Those who understand binary,
and those who don't...
 
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Homdax
I find YouTube walkthroughs hard to use, to understand and to follow. If you can link to a text based walkthrough that in your opinion covers them basics I will be happy to read it.

What ever happened to a self explanatory interface?
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NetriX
I prefer bash in opposition to GUI, but you can follow this for starters.

There are better, more evolved, Git clients out there other than the official. Good One

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Homdax
I spent some time with Tortoise and got a local repo up nicely, but when trying to connect it to SF (yes I am pondering Sourceforge as well!) it demanded a SSH client like Putty to be used and frankly I ran into a dead end because the instructions are written in an "assuming" way (We assume you know [this much] before so we only provide what you need to get it to work under our conditions). Which is annoying because I have used Putty before but SSH/Telnet is something I tend to avoid.

I will have a look at your links NetriX.
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NetriX
I seen this video recommended for new starts:


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