Ubuntu Server Guide - VCS docs

Bryce Harrington bryce.harrington at canonical.com
Fri Sep 27 20:34:20 UTC 2019

On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 02:15:15PM -0700, Doug Smythies wrote:
> On 2019.09.25 10:28 Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > - Removed the git basic usage directions
> Sorry to be late to the party.
> I disagree with the deletion of the git page.
> On 2019:09:12 12:51 Bryce wrote:
> > Given the prevalence of git these days, ...
> > and I think it is safe to assume most readers
> > will know at least the minimal amount
> > of git documented here.
> Disagree.
> We want the serverguide to be useful to new and old server types.
> It was my bible when I started.
Thanks for the feedback on the vcs changes, and appreciate the
opportunity to further justify the changes.

Years ago git was one of many vcs's, and many of us were new to it.
These days it really is common knowledge, at least among technical
folk.  I think it's safe to assume people already know it.

Second, in terms of scope, the guide is more about services that run on
ubuntu, and less about training for sysadmin skills.

Third, given our low manpower I think the guide will be healthiest if
we're selective in what we commit to maintain.  Just as pruning a tree
helps it focus its energy for growth, pruning the guide will help ensure
we're delivering unique value to our readers.

> Also I never remember how to do those two git config lines,
> and find them useful.

Since these are global, you set them only once per user account.
They're stored in your ~/.gitconfig, so you could just copy them along
with your editor settings, .bash*, etc. when setting up a new account.

The guide really doesn't address account management (maybe it should),
but if it did I could see moving the git config settings there.


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