Make is the standard Unix tool to build software, and has been around for the past 30 years. The make build system has certain drawbacks that more recent tools are trying to fix. One such tool in SCons. This article aims to help a make user come up to speed with SCons.
A remote is a convenient way of referring to a remote repository, so that the user doesn’t have to type the entire URL again and again.
Moreover since git is a distributed, the user might want to refer to serveral remote repositories, to obtain changes from. Remotes let the user to conveniently name these different remote repositories.
When a project is cloned, a remote called origin is automatically created. The remote refers to the repository from which the project was cloned.
I had contributed a good amount of text/images to the Free Software Concept Booklet. The booklet is available here, in the Wikibooks website.
I was among the team of people who had transcripted Richard Stallman’s speech at NIT, Trichy. The transcript is now available here, in the GNU website.