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Development Versions of Oracle Linux UEK now available on GitHub

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is a Linux kernel built by Oracle and supported via Oracle Linux support. Its focus is performance, stability, and minimal backports by tracking the mainline source code as closely as is practical. UEK is well-tested and used to run Oracle's Engineered...
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CLA vs. DCO: What's the Difference?

In your open source adventures, you may have heard the acronyms CLA and DCO, and you may have said "LOL WTF BBQ?!?" These letters stand for Contributor License Agreement and Developer Certificate of Origin, respectively. Both have a similar intent: To say that the contributor is allowed to make the...
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Git

If you've never used Git, you may be nervous about it. There's nothing to worry about—just follow along with this step-by-step getting-started guide, and you will soon have a new Git repository hosted on GitHub. Before we dive in, let's clear up a common misconception: Git isn't the same thing as...
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Linux Kernel Developer: Thomas Gleixner

Since the beginning of the Git era (that is, the 2.6.11 release in 2005), a total of 15,637 developers have contributed to the Linux kernel, according to the recent Linux Kernel Development Report, written by Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman. One of the top 30 developers is Thomas Gleixner,...
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Let's GIT It: Installing GIT on CentOS

This will be entirely a tutorial article aiming to walk you through installing GIT on CentOS and integrating it with GITHUB. Wew! Let's get to it! What's GIT? GIT is a version control tool that helps you to maintain and sync versions of things like files, directories, or code between between...
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Linking Commits to Reviews

In a talk in the refereed track of the 2017 Linux Plumbers Conference, Alexandre Courouble presented the email2git tool that links kernel commits to their review discussion on the mailing lists. Email2git is a plugin for cregit, which implements token-level history for a Git repository; we covered...
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Here Are All the Git Commands I used Last Week, and What They Do

Like most newbies, I started out searching StackOverflow for Git commands, then copy-pasting answers, without really understanding what they did. Image credit: XKCD Well, here I am years later to compile such a list, and lay out some best practices that even intermediate-advanced developers...
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Why GitHub Can't Host the Linux Kernel Community

A while back at the awesome maintainerati I chatted with a few great fellow maintainers about how to scale really big open source projects, and how github forces projects into a certain way of scaling. The linux kernel has an entirely different model, which maintainers hosting their projects on...
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Git Helpers - Simplify Your Git Workflow

Being a Git lover, I got tired of typing same commands over and over again. This motivated me to build some alias for my git workflow I use every day. Most of the alias was inherited from Nicholas C. Zakas's gist. I took that a step further by creating more alias which I use every time I contribute...
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Git integration
Jack Wallen looks at three tools for easy Git integration into your Linux desktop.

How to Integrate Git into Your Linux Desktop

Ask a developer to name their most important tools and very often the reply will include Git. There’s a good reason for that: Git is one of the most widely used distributed version control systems. Git can be set up as a local repository, used on a LAN, or used via the official, global service....
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