- Information for authors - the process of submitting an article.
- Layout & fonts - description of the standard layout and associated fonts.
- PDF creation - instructions for the generation of PDF for electronic and paper publication.
Raspberry Pi & github
Setting up access
- The first step is to create a github account. Then for those on the MagPi layout team, email the editor for permission to join the github organisation.
- Since the Raspberry Pi does not have a great deal of processor power, it is better to use the command line tools to access github.
- Once you have a github account, on your Raspberry Pi type:
git config --global user.name "John Doe" git config --global user.email J.Doe@machine.org
where the user name and email address should be replaced with your user name and email address. This is a one time configuration step. These settings are then stored in your ~/.gitconfig file.
- The easiest way to use the command line tools is via an ssh key pair. Type,
to create an ssh key pair and choose a secure password (upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers without dictionary words). This is a one time configuration step, unless the password needs to be updated in the future.
- Then go to your github account. Select account preferences. Then select "SSH Keys" from the left-hand menu. Click on "Add SSH key" and add your public key (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub). This is a one time configuration step, unless the public key needs to be updated (for a password change) or another public key needs to be added.
- At the start of an editing session (when you log into the Raspberry Pi), type:
then enter your password for the ssh key. This step needs to be rebooted each time you log into the Raspberry Pi.
- Then use the ssh read and write link from the github repository, e.g.:
git clone email@example.com:someorg/reponame.git
this will create a folder called reponame. The clone operation clones the repository to the local disk.