Ubuntu Server Guide - VCS docs

Dan Streetman dan.streetman at canonical.com
Fri Sep 27 21:41:45 UTC 2019


So, the "commercial" and "community" support links go to the same page
- UA support.  Is that intentional?

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM Bryce Harrington
<bryce.harrington at canonical.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Bryce
>
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