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How To Set Up Git
Install msysgit from http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list (I used Git-184.108.40.206-preview20101002.exe)
- Select Components: You should disable the Windows Explorer integration, we'll use TortoiseGit instead
- PATH: "Run Git from Windows Command Prompt"
- Line endings: "Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style"
Then install TortoiseGit from http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/downloads/list (I used TortoiseGit 220.127.116.11)
When asked about Putty vs OpenSSH, please make sure you choose OpenSSH. github only accepts OpenSSH keys; when using Putty you'd have to convert your public key.
Now you'll have to set some options:
- Right-click in explorer, TortoiseGit > Settings
- Pick the Git > Config page.
- Here, put in your name and email
- Make sure "AutoCrlf" is selected (it should be if you installed according to the steps above)
- Press OK to save the options.
Now you need to create an SSH key (if you already have one, I assume you know SSH and can figure out yourself how to reuse that)
Start "git bash" (msysgit installed this into the start menu)
Run the following command to generate an OpenSSH key: ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "email@example.com"
Press Enter to accept the default location to store the key.
Press Enter two more times to create a key without passphrase (alternatively, read http://help.github.com/working-with-key-passphrases/).
Now find your public key file (id_rsa.pub, ssh-keygen will tell you where it was saved to) and open it in a text editor.
Then open your github account settings (https://github.com/account#ssh_bucket) and click "Add another public key".
Copy the contents of the file into the "Key" textbox. (you can leave the "Title" empty)
Verify that you picked your public key (*.pub file extension) and aren't accidentally uploading your private key.
Then click "Add key" to add the key to your account.
Finally, let's clone the repository:
- Use Right click > Git Clone in Windows Explorer.
- As source URL, use "firstname.lastname@example.org:icsharpcode/SharpDevelop.git" (this is the read+write URL for committers).
- You'll have to press "Yes" to accept github's SSH fingerprint (it should be the same as mentioned on your github account page)
- Press OK.
- Once the download finishes, you'll have a working copy where you can start developing.
- If the download fails with a "Permission to icsharpcode/SharpDevelop denied to USER" error, that's likely because your github account does not have commit access. Please mail your account name to Daniel or Christoph. If you are not a SharpDevelop contributor, use the download URL for read-only access.