This issue we take a Deep Dive in to git. Feature articles include:
* A Git Origin Story by Zack Brown
A look at the Linux kernel developers' various revision control solutions through the years, Linus Torvalds' decision to use BitKeeper and the controversy that followed, and how Git came to be created.
*Git Quick Start Guide by Patrick Whelan
Ditch USBs and start using real version control, and if you follow this guide, you can start using git in 30 minutes!
*Building a Bare-Bones Git Environment by Andy Carlson
How to migrate repositories from GitHub, configure the software and get started with hosting Git repositories on your own Linux server.
*Take Your Git In-House by John S. Tonello
If you're wary of the Microsoft takeover of GitHub, or if you've been looking for a way to ween yourself off free public repositories, or if you want to ramp up your DevOps efforts, now's a good time to look at installing and running GitLab yourself. It's not as difficult as you might think, and the free, open-source GitLab CE version provides a lot of flexibility to start from scratch, migrate or graduate to more full-fledged versions.
* Terrible Ideas in Git by Corey Quinn
This article was derived from a talk that GitHub Universe faithfully rejects every year. I can't understand why....
* Opinion: GitHub vs GitLab by Matt Lee
Free software deserves free tools, not Microsoft-owned GitHub.
Other Articles in This Issue:
* Encrypting NFSv4 with Stunnel TLS by Charles Fisher
NFS clients and servers push file traffic over clear-text connections in the default configuration, which is incompatible with sensitive data. TLS can wrap this traffic, finally bringing protocol security. Before you use your cloud provider's NFS tools, review all of your NFS usage and secure it where necessary.
* From the Editor—Doc Searls
* Road to RHCA—Preparation Meets Opportunity by Taz Brown
* FOSS Project Spotlight: ONLYOFFICE, an Online Office Suite by Tatiana Kochedykova
* At Rest Encryption by Kyle Rankin
* Progress with Your Image by Kyle Rankin
* FOSS Project Spotlight: Pydio Cells, an Enterprise-Focused File-Sharing Solution by Italo Vignoli
* Atomic Modeling with GAMGI by Joey Bernard
* News Briefs by Jill Franklin
* Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
What Really IRCs Me: Slack
* Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Introducing Python 3.7's Dataclasses
* Shawn Powers' The Open-Source Classroom
A Look at Google's Project Fi
* Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Shuffling Letters and Words
* Zack Brown's diff -u
What's New in Kernel Development
* Glyn Moody's Open Sauce
Why the Failure to Conquer the Desktop Was Great for GNU/Linux