View Full Version : Tutorial: Easy way to get the code to your PC

01-11-2013, 07:34 PM
I've attached a PDF of how to use githubs windows app to have a local repository. This is less work than using Tortise and doesn't need to manually generate keys for Github.

I'm still working out the format, so I'm sorry if a few of the texts don't line up on the same page as the screenshot.

You should be able to have a code repository on your PC withing 5 minutes or so of starting.

I welcome feedback!


01-12-2013, 08:50 AM
Dude, that's fantastic! I haven't seen or used the GitHub interface for Windows, but that makes it look really clean and easy to use.

Possibly the only comment I could make is possibly expanding on the section about what to do once you've finish and pushed your code back -- eg. how to do a pull request (can be done through github), or if people prefer and they're on the dev list can just email info about it and we can pull it from there.

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to point people towards that in future! (we'll get a documentation repository set up soon; when we do I'll see if you'd mind putting that info in there? Then it'll all be in once place.)

01-12-2013, 10:15 AM
I will be adding some more steps, like merging, committing and a pull request. I figured that I should only start with what I tried!

But my first pull request is coming! I saw a request in the notes for a candy cane. I've got that coded except I need to make a better SVG of it. As soon as I have that I'll be asking you to do my first pull!!!

01-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Oh, gotcha, that makes sense! That's fantastic, thanks for adding that! :-)

(keep in mind that the display preview might get a serious working-over soon. There's a few issues with it that people have been complaining about, plus performance problems; so it might get a overhaul or even rewrite. Hopefully stuff like that will remain fairly compatible, but I wouldn't spent too much time on the preview until we know what we'll do; then we can get help from everyone!)

01-12-2013, 11:03 AM
No problem... It wasn't that hard and it was a good introduction for me to the tools.