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Hi Maggie, Alex,

On 8 March 2012 21:57, Alexander Wilms <> wrote:
git is a version-control system. It was first developed for the Linux and
LibreOffice uses it too.

Right. So it's a (better) replacement for things like SVN/CVS/... (The
gist of these tools is that you version a set of files and can easily
see the history of each file or go back to previous versions.)
You can download git from here:

Here's an overview of all the repos libreoffice consists of:

This page explains how to use git for getting the latest source and building

In the section "Getting the source" you'd need to replace

git:// with

Thanks Alex. Maggie, please ask if any of that sounds too much like
technobabble. Also, don't let the command line shock you. :)
There are graphical UI's available, like e.g.

Hope this helps a bit,


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