Monday, April 14, 2014

GitMinutes #28: Johannes Schindelin on Git for Windows

In this episode we talk to Johannes Schindelin from the msysgit project, a tool used for building Git for Windows.


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Johannes is a mathematician with a degree in genetics. In his day job, he supports biologists with image processing and analysis. He is involved in a number of Open Source projects and he co-maintains Git for Windows with Sebastian Schuberth, Pat Thoyts and Erik Faye-Lund. He is from Germany, but currently lives in the Mid-West of the US.

Note: We briefly discussed libgit2 being licensed as BSD. This is not the case anymore: It has switched to GPLv2 with a linking exception,

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Monday, February 17, 2014

GitMinutes #27: Stefan Saasen from Atlassian

In this episode I’m talking to Stefan Saasen from Atlassian. We focus mainly on Stash, which is their on-premise Git repository manager, but we’ll also touch on their other products to see how they all work together.



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Stefan is the development lead for Atlassian Stash. He has worked on Atlassian Confluence, later with the OnDemand authentication system and finally on Stash, their Git hosting solution. He’s responsible for migrating the Confluence team from Subversion to Git, as well as a large number of Atlassian OnDemand customers.
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Favorite Git pro tips:

Extend Git with git extras and git activity.


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Monday, December 2, 2013

GitMinutes #26: Campbell Barton on Tricky SVN Migrations

In this episode we talk to Campbell Barton from the Blender Foundation about how they were able to migrate from a very complicated SVN setup to Git.


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Blender's migration using reposurgeon:
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This week's pro-tip:

List all files ever:

git log --all --pretty=format: --name-only --diff-filter=A | sort --unique -

See the Blender migration readme for more handy one-liners.


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Monday, November 4, 2013

GitMinutes #25: Sytse Sijbrandij from GitLab

In this episode, we talk to Sytse Sijbrandij, co-founder of GitLab, a company providing services around the open source Git repo manager of the same name.


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Monday, October 21, 2013

GitMinutes #24: Zoran Zaric on Backups with Bup

In this episode, we talk to Zoran Zaric about how to make backups with Bup, a backup system loosely based on Git.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

GitMinutes #23: Chris Aniszczyk on Git and Open Source

In this episode we talk to Chris Aniszczyk. He’s head of open source at Twitter, and he’s been heavily involved with the Eclipse foundation where he sits on the board of directors. Over the last years he’s been guiding Eclipse’s migration to Git while being very active in the JGit/EGit projects.


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Monday, September 16, 2013

GitMinutes #22: Alexander Kitaev about SubGit

In this episode we are joined by Alexander Kitaev, founder of TMate software, the company behind SubGit, a tool that helps you migrate from Subversion to Git with bi-directional mirroring. We also talk a lot about the good parts of Subversion.


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