checking out sources also help if you have habit of looking under the hood like me. It gives you great insight into the framework you are using. 

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On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Glen Mazza <> wrote:
The git and check out is for when you're interested in submitting patches (improvements) to the source code--then you must have the very latest and greatest (to-the-minute) on your machine.  If you're not, then just download the regular gzipped file and work with that.


On 12/18/2012 10:56 AM, Kartashov, Andy wrote:

Why does one need to build an app from source if one can download gzip file and gunzip and use the app. Why git, why check out… What’s considered “building”?

I have been exposed to bits and pieces here and there and every time come across above topics the lack of knowledge is driving me NUTs. Could you please suggest some books/sites to reference and learn from.




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