Documentation [was: Re: v8 DP3]

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Fri Aug 28 05:33:48 EDT 2015


On 28/08/2015 10:28, Richmond wrote:
> On 08/28/2015 12:21 PM, Peter TB Brett wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 28/08/2015 10:11, Richmond wrote:
>>> On 08/28/2015 10:28 AM, Peter W A Wood wrote:
>>>>
>>>> You can make better use of Git by downloading the repository onto your
>>>> own machine. I was able to do that quite easily by following this
>>>> https://help.github.com/categories/bootcamp/
>>>> <https://help.github.com/categories/bootcamp/>
>>>>
>>>> I have no doubt that you will breeze though the process.
>>>
>>> I very much doubt it: I downloaded GIT,
>>>
>>> told GIT my name ('richmond'),
>>>
>>> told GIT my email ('richmondmathewson at gmail.com'),
>>>
>>> and then got stuck:
>>>
>>> https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git/#next-steps-authenticating-with-github-from-git
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> so; where is GIT"
>>
>> Exactly which step are you stuck on?
>>
>>                              Peter
>>
> https://help.github.com/articles/which-remote-url-should-i-use/#cloning-with-https-recommended
>
>
> "When you view a repository while signed in to your account
>
> First of all, where do I find the GIT interface on my computer so that I
> can log into it, or,

If you're using Windows or OS X, I recommend installing the Github 
Desktop client.  It'll provide a log-in window and set up all the 
necessary keys and credentials for you. https://desktop.github.com/

It also provides a friendly user-interface so that you don't have to 
learn the git command-line interface (with which you are struggling, 
from the sound of it).

> for the sake of argument, how can I log into the GitHub using Atom
> (which I installed just before breakfast),
> clone stuff and get to work?

You don't need to do any log-in with Atom.  Like most editors, Atom is 
completely passive from the git point of view -- it'll display the 
status of the code, but doesn't talk to the server or anything like that.
                                    Peter

-- 
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