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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:20:22 -0400

> Cc: Johannes Schindelin <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Steffen Prohaska <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:56:40 +0200
> > While we are at that: can you (or someone else) point me to
> > instructions on how to build the MinGW port of GIT?  I found a tarball
> > of the MinGW-ported GIT (v1.5.3, I think), but what I don't seem to be
> > able to find is some kind of HOWTO: what tools I need to have
> > installed, how to configure them (if there are any special issues
> > there), what command(s) to type, etc.  Is there anything like that out
> > there, or can someone post such instructions?
> If you want to have a full working development environment, such that
> you can start contributing to msysgit right away, and have no firewall
> issues, go to
> and install GitMe, currently
> If you only care about an end-user setup, which contains only the git
> binaries on your system, but no tools to compile them, stay tuned for
> one or two days. We'll release an updated installer soon.

Sorry I wasn't clear: I want neither.  I don't think I will have
enough free time to become an active contributor to GIT any time
soon.  OTOH, since binaries are not available (and I'd prefer a
tarball as opposed to an installer, to be more in control of what's
being installed and where), I asked about the development tools
(compiler and Binutils, obviously, but what else?) required to build
the source tarball with MinGW tools.

Do I understand correctly that building GIT currently requires MSYS?
That'd be unfortunate, at least for me.

Anyway, thanks for replying.

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