Linus has posted a git archive containing the 2.6.12-rc2 kernel source with
a small series of patches. His current plan is to not
repository with the full development history reclaimed from BitKeeper.
Adding the history would massively bloat the size of the repository, and
git currently lacks the tools to do anything interesting with that history
anyway. So the repository starts with a clean slate and goes from there.
If you want to experiment with the new setup, the steps are relatively
simple. The first of which is to be sure that you are sufficiently
interested to pull down a 120MB repository and play with bleeding-edge
tools; in many cases, it might be better to wait a little longer. Should
you choose to continue, the first step is to grab the latest git-pasky
distribution, found at http://pasky.or.cz/~pasky/dev/git/.
Untar it, and go through a series of steps like:
git pull pasky
That will yield the current git, with Petr's added tools. Put said tools
into your path, create a directory for the kernel tree, and run:
git init rsync://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/torvalds/linux-2.6.git/
The command will appear to do nothing for quite some time; it will
eventually pull down the entire repository and check out a copy. You'll
now have a copy of the current Linus mainline tree.
Typing "git log" will print out the checkin log messages in
reverse chronological order. "git pull" will update the tree
to the current mainline. Just typing "git" will yield a list of
possible commands. The capability is there, at this point, to check in
changes, merge changes from other trees, generate patches, etc. Enjoy, but
expect things to continue to change in a hurry.
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