About plainbox-provider-certification-{client,server}

Pierre Equoy pierre.equoy at canonical.com
Fri Oct 30 07:16:19 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:10 PM, Jeffrey Lane <jeffrey.lane at canonical.com>

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:20 AM Zygmunt Krynicki <
> zygmunt.krynicki at canonical.com> wrote:
>> Hey
>> tl;dr; plainbox-provider-certification-{client,server} now live in
>> https://code.launchpad.net/plainbox-provider-canonical-certification
>> and releases are using git-dpm. Read on for details.
>> I wanted to explain my actions affecting both certification providers
>> that occurred last week. As you know, the last maintenance release did
>> happen, but it was made outside of lp:checkbox. This happened due to a
>> combination of several factors. You can read about those below. Now
>> that it is done, with [1] being merged, let me tell how how the two
>> providers are going to live on.
>> First of all, this is the first time we're going to use git on a
>> plainbox provider natively. There might be some learning curve though
>> it should be related only to git-on-launchpad and UI issues rather to
>> git itself.
> That's a bit presumptive.  I know of at least one or two people who had
> and continue to have a very steep learning curve because of git itself.
> Not everyone is part of the cult of git, nor cares to be and only use git
> when absolutely necessary. That's something that should be kept in mind,
> especially for those of us who have been using other things exclusively
> (BZR) for years and have only seldomly ever touched git.  Couple that with
> the weirdness of using LP with git and that learning curve grows steeper
> yet.

I remembered this conversation from August, and the last XKCD made me think
about it, so here you are Jeff, a very comprehensive guide to using Git:


(don't forget to check the alternative text by leaving your mouse cursor on
the image)


Pierre Equoy, who also feels Git is kinda complicated sometimes
QA & Certification Engineer | Canonical
www.canonical.com | www.ubuntu.com
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