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Mark Embling

August 2009

Git Server: Gitosis and Cygwin on Windows

Git is arguably the latest and greatest SCM tool available - my latest tool of choice in place of the old favourite Subversion, and as such have decided to move to using it for my personal projects. In addition, we have decided to use it at work, where we run operate using a mainly-Windows environent. This lead me on to setting up a Git server on Windows. This was achieved using Cygwin and plain old SSH/Git. This serves us fine for our needs, but a comment on twitter got me thinking - can Gitosis be used under Cygwin for a slicker experience. The answer is yes, and this post will explain how.

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Git and Version Numbering

Up until recently, Subversion has been my SCM tool of choice and I have used it on almost all projects. However like many other people, I have been drawn to using Git. There are plenty of good articles available describing the benefits Git can bring (Nick Quaranto provides a nice summary of Git tutorials and articles) and as such I will not repeat them all here. However in my case, the move to Git has bought up a question relating to version numbering of applications.

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