Chapter 16

Source code control – GIT


Chapter 15 introduces source code control in the context of git, a package initially developed by Linus Torvalds specifically for the Linux kernel. We start by comparing and contrasting centralized version control systems with distributed systems. Git is a distributed system. The system’s operation is described using a simple example project. We then look at the Eclipse graphical wrapper for git using the same example project. Finally we create a new git repository for one of the projects from earlier in the book.


Git; version control system; repository; commit; branching

And then realize that nothing is perfect. GIT is just closer to perfect than any other SCM out there.

Linus Torvalds

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