[Discuss] Github/hardware (Was Re: discuss Digest, Vol 10, Issue 99)

Cameron Adamez cameron at suspectdevices.com
Tue Mar 26 22:49:46 UTC 2013

I've had issues pulling change requests for my projects. As there's no way for me to cherry-pick changes and since I haven't started writing a diff program for Eagle files, I've had my board accidentally clobbered or mangled via pull requests. I found the correct settings for binary files for Eagle 5, but pull requests were still arduous after that.

There are many software developers who play with hardware sometimes. Not all of them are savory folk but there are more people out there who would probably help out if you could show them how it would benefit their weekend chicken coop door project ;)

Cameron Adamez

On Mar 26, 2013, at 3:42 PM, "Windell H. Oskay" <windell at oskay.net> wrote:

> On Mar 26, 2013, at 3:17 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Git was created by software engineers, for software engineers. Github naturally grew out of that, but we are all aware of the fact that Github cannot handle the complexity of hardware projects. 
> I don't think that your generalization is quite valid; many of us on the mailing list are actually using Github for hardware projects.
> Can you please explain, what it is exactly about the complexity of hardware projects that you think Github cannot handle?   
> -Windell
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