On a very special episode of the DrupalEasy podcast, Ryan Price and Mike Anello are joined by the highly-caffenated Sam Boyer, Drupal.org's official Git migration leader. Sam was hired by the Drupal Association to oversee the transition of Drupal's source code repository system from CVS to Git. The transition is expected to take place on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - we figured that Sam had nothing better to do two days prior to the migration than sit down with us for an hour and fill us in on all the details.
If you're a module maintainer or core contributor, then you definitely don't want to miss this podcast, as all things Git are discussed - from the basics to how you can get up-to-speed on Git as well as how to test the migration of your projects on http://git-dev.drupal.org/
- Open Atrium and Managing News acquired by Phase 2 Technology - Development Seed's announcement - Phase 2 Technology's announcement
- "Drupal Security Update" - social engineering attack
Interview with Sam Boyer
Co-author of The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 by Packt (to be released soon), Sam's Blog, sdboyer on drupal.org
Official Git migration group, Git migration IRC room: #drupal-gitsupport, Git migration documentation, Drupal.org Git Sandbox
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Great podcast! Just wanted to add this short bit of information.
Acquia is planning to roll out direct support for git for hosting soon, in the meantime, you can use git happily and just relegate SVN as the method of transfer, see http://www.dynamiteheads.com/blog/jakub-suchy/using-git-acquia-hosting for that explained.
You guys have really outdone yourselves lately with the podcasts. Awesome content and guests. You gain +2 Charisma and +3 Fortitude
Do I understand correctly, that if I have an account on drupal.org, I automatically get a GIT sandbox after tonight?
Any tips on a quick and easy guide to using Git?
Yep - that is correct. Everyone on drupal.org gets a sandbox (providing you agree to the Terms and Conditions that you'll see on your d.o. user edit page).
I'm in the midst of writing an article about my experiences in getting going with Git - a couple useful resources I've used so far include: