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Sunday, April 27, 2008

SpeedCrunch and git

I have shown before how to use git to manage your code hosted in Google Code Project Hosting and how to synchronize it (automatically) with a public git repository hosted in github. SpeedCrunch, your lovely desktop calculator, is an example of all this.

Flash back first. Due to an increasing demand, some time ago we (=Johan and I) decided that we should provide public Subversion repository for SpeedCrunch. Google Code was new but quickly became the popular choice, so Johan pulled the plug and imported the then latest version of the code. This happened 840 days ago. Fast forward to today. As of now, you can also get SpeedCrunch source code from github, it is available from It means you need as short as:

git clone git://

and voila! You get all commits since the first time the code was imported. For fun, try git log e3cddb :-). For practical reasons, right now I only push master and 0.10 branches, which correspond to the trunk and branches/0.10 in its Google Code subversion repository. The .git directory weighs at around 5 MB.

Of course, if you decide to fix bugs and make changes, just push your SpeedCrunch repository somewhere and (if Helder, the current maintainer, has no objection), I can merge into my github repository (if necessary, I would even cherry pick your changes). Think you can do better? Go ahead, sign up for github if you haven't done so (it's free!), then you can "fork" the repository easily. Just click on the button labeled fork. When you are happy with your own tree, use the pull request button (in your github repository) to notify me and we'll see what would happen.

Note: this public git repository is by no means the official one, as the official repository is still hosted in Google Code. It is fully synchronized, though. And by using git, I hope this can spark more contributions in term of new features, bug fixes, translations, etc.

Don't you just love choices?


patcito said...

I do love choices, but I value freedom more :)

Anonymous said...

hi Ariya,

there is a project to adapt gitorious for kde.

take a look:

I think you should be interested