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*I'll also agree *the SSH key creation and installation process is friction
that may prevent a less experienced developer from dipping their toe in the
I've submitted a pull request to the GitLab website repo (found a typo way
back when) and don't have a key on my gitlab account. I didn't even clone
the repo locally. I just used their website tools to fork the repo at the
account level, make my edit, and commit it.
I also went through their settings options for a repo and didn't see
anything that let the repo owner require that level of security for
commits. So it seems that SSH is more of a good suggestion than a
Perhaps recommend HTTPS with a link to a tutorial on using SSH keys as a
"pro tip" or "level up" side note?
- Greg <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAusBXocHbo>
On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 2:28 PM Patrick Storz <eduard.braun2@...53...> wrote:
Am 05.04.2019 um 22:36 schrieb Diederik van Lierop:
> Hello everyone,
> On https://inkscape.org/develop/getting-started/
, it is stated that
> "To commit source code, you will additionally need to set up SSH
> keys for your account".
> When cloning using "git@...188...:inkscape/inkscape.git" however, SSH
> will be used. So setting up SSH first is required also for cloning,
> not only when committing. At least that is what I just ran into,
> please correct me if I'm wrong.
> We have two options:
> 1) Tell our users to always setup SSH keys... basically asking them to
> jump through an additional hoop, which might scare inexperienced users
> 2) Tell the user to use clone using
> "https://github.com/inkscape/inkscape.git" instead.. in which case
> they will probably run into issues later on when they want to commit
> Could someone please fix this, either way? I'm unsure which option
> would be preferred, and I don't have editing rights on the website
> Best regards,
Personally I've stopped to set up any SSH keys - both for pulling as
well as for committing.
I exlusively use HTTPS, which I personally think is a lot easier than to
use SSH (especially for OSs where creating an SSH key is not trivial
without additional tools) and would also be my sole recommendation.
I tried once to find out if there is any advantage to SSH over HTTPS and
it turned out there is none - performance is the same, and security
concerns are usually negligible (unless a very weak password is used,
but then the whole GitLab account is at risk anyway).
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