[wingide-users] Choice of Version Software

Adi J. Sieker adi at sieker.io
Tue Jan 3 10:58:48 MST 2012


Hi,

if you get into VCS/DVCS you could try out bitbucket.org they support 
both git and mercurial plus you can have unlimited privte repositories 
even in the free plan. This way you wouldn't need to use Dropbox for one 
machine and a VCS for the other.

Cheers
   Adi

On 03/01/12 18:47, Michael Hipp wrote:
> On 2012-01-03 11:27 AM, rich wrote:
>> Which version control software is best for me ?
>>
>> I am a single user with desktop Ubuntu at office, Win7 laptop from
>> home, using
>> Dropbox sync right now for my 'current project versions' which is working
>> pretty well. I probably only need to do commits on my office machine
>> and may
>> continue to use dropbox from my Win7 machine. I probably don't need a
>> remote
>> access server.
>>
>> I think I prefer to keep the repository on my local Ubuntu machine.
>> Simpler is
>> better if I'm not giving up something critical. Security is not a big
>> concern.
>
> I use the same sort of setup but with 2 Win7 machines as my main ones
> and an Ubuntu box that I use occasionally. I keep my entire 'c:\dev'
> tree in DropBox. I never have to do anything to switch from one machine
> to another. DB keeps them both up to date.
>
> If you're somewhat new to VCS you might want to check out Mercurial. It
> works swimmingly and is fairly easy to get started with. It also has
> excellent GUI tools, at least on Windows. But I am now using exclusively
> Git and very happy with it. Getting it set up on Win is somewhat more
> work and I do everything from the CLI.
>
> Git or Mercurial will serve you very well and the fact the the repo is
> stored locally (but kept offsite by DB) works terrifically.
>
> What I'm not yet doing is using VCS directly from within Wing. Call it
> laziness.
>
> HTH,
> Michael
>
>
>
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