Git is the new SCM used by the Linux kernel developers. Ubuntu has adopted this tool for our own Linux kernel source code so that we can interact better with the community and the other kernel developers.
To obtain the git binaries, please go to [http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git-core kernel.org] and download the latest source. Folow the build instructions included, and make sure to install them in a location in your PATH.
Getting the Ubuntu Linux kernel repo
The Ubuntu Linux kernel git repository is located at rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/bcollins/ubuntu-2.6.git. To download a local copy of the repo, use this command:
git clone rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/bcollins/ubuntu-2.6.git ubuntu-2.6
This will take some time depending on your connection. There's around 110Megs of data to download currently (and this always increases).
Once this is complete, you can keep your tree up-to-date by running this command:
Please read the documentation included with the git source for more details on using git.
If you are an Ubuntu kernel developer with access to people.ubuntu.com, you can follow the KernelDeveloperGuide to get more information.