The Web Interface#
If you visit https://git.rz.tu-bs.de/ for the first time you will see a welcome page with some options to create a new project or browse public projects. If you already created some projects of your own you will see them listed here.
Create a new project#
To see and use most of the git functionlaity we have to create a new project. for the first overview we choose to create a project from a template and in choose “Sample GitLab project” on the following site. Now we only have to choose a name for our new project and we are done.
Interactive part with an overview of the webinterface and its functionality
Part I: Working in your own project#
Create a new project (without using a template) for a pizza recipe
In the Web IDE: Create a text file containing a first draft of a recipe (for an example, see below)
Try to modify your file and commit your changes (several times) and look at the changes in the web interface
Download your file, edit it locally (with a text editor) and upload it using the web interface
Create a branch for a different recipe idea and change your recipe
Part II: Working together in one project#
One of each group: If not already done change your project settings to “public” (or invite the members of your group to the private project)
Now everyone can make changes to the pizza recipe! Try to change the file and commit your changes! Decide if you want to create a new branch or commit it directly to the master branch. This might create some merging conflicts at some point. We will look into this at more detail later.
Part III: Fork other projects to include your own ideas#
If you just want to use the basic recipe from another project and work on it you can fork projects. This creates a “copy” in your own repository and you can do anything with it (depending on the license!)
Access each others projects and create a fork of one of the, in your own repository
Do some changes to your fork and work with it as if it was your own (it now is!)
If you want to include your changes into the original project you can now create a pull-request.