[wingide-users] Incremental saving.... wingide-users Digest, Vol 118, Issue 13

Melton Low softw.devl at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 16:53:57 EST 2014


Read through the Pro Git book.  You only need to read the first 3 
chapters to get going.

http://git-scm.com/book

Good luck, Mel

On 26 Feb 2014, at 13:25, Strauch, Rebecca A (DFG) wrote:

> I will give that a try.  Thanks
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Branson [mailto:kim at hessianinformatics.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:24 AM
> To: Strauch, Rebecca A (DFG)
> Cc: wingide-users at wingware.com
> Subject: Re: [wingide-users] Incremental saving.... wingide-users 
> Digest, Vol 118, Issue 13
>
> thats what i mean, install git , and run it locally.
> -kim
> On Feb 26, 2014, at 12:20 PM, Strauch, Rebecca A (DFG) 
> <rebecca.strauch at alaska.gov> wrote:
>
>> I doubt my development would ever go into git unless it was a 
>> local/internal version.  Git seems great for larger projects, but 
>> most likely not worth it for my projects.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com
>> [mailto:wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com] On Behalf Of Kim Branson
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:04 AM
>> To: wingide-users at wingware.com
>> Subject: Re: [wingide-users] Incremental saving.... wingide-users
>> Digest, Vol 118, Issue 13
>>
>> you can simply create a branch with git, and then correct, or roll 
>> back from that branch.
>>
>> When you are ready you can merge your branch back to the main, and 
>> then push your change sets to the origin.   Distributed version 
>> control is what this is designed for.  Mercurial or Git can do this,
>>
>> -kim
>> On Feb 26, 2014, at 11:58 AM, Strauch, Rebecca A (DFG) 
>> <rebecca.strauch at alaska.gov> wrote:
>>
>>> I wouldn't mind seeing some type of incremental back-up (in separate 
>>> folder, that clears out after x hours/days), maybe save a copy when 
>>> you save or Ctrl-S.    However, I do rely on the Ctrl-Z (undo) quite 
>>> a bit for the rolling back.  An incremental backup would be for my 
>>> major screw ups.  Unless this is a single-file event though, I could 
>>> see it getting complicated and large if trying to do this on a 
>>> project.  The files may end up getting out sync with each other, but 
>>> it would be an emergency recovery.
>>>
>>> I have access to a version control system (VCS) in my Division, but 
>>> find that much of my python (and javascript) development changes so 
>>> often (I'm a good hack...not good enough to be a hacker) that I hate 
>>> to "waste" the incremental saves to the VCS.  Currently, I just save 
>>> the incremental versions manually...making sure I have a logical 
>>> name for the backup when something works.  This of course relies on 
>>> me and is therefore not a 100% perfect solution.
>>>
>>> So +1 if it can be added in a user friendly way.  Just my two cents.
>>> Rebecca
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com
>>> [mailto:wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com] On Behalf Of Michael 
>>> Hipp
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:38 AM
>>> To: wingide-users at wingware.com
>>> Subject: Re: [wingide-users] wingide-users Digest, Vol 118, Issue 13
>>>
>>> On 2/26/2014 11:12 AM, diliup gabadamudalige wrote:
>>>> Hi helpful Wing IDE user/expert/developer,
>>>>
>>>> I am not quite used to version control systems. The way that I know
>>>> is a simple incremental saving system which i'm used to from a long
>>>> time ago. I tried to use the version control system but the way I
>>>> understood it is mainly for a lot of people editing the same file.
>>>> Can any one out there please help me with a simple step by step
>>>> guide as to how I can use this method do to incremental saving on 
>>>> the python project that i'm doing using wing IDE pro..
>>>> The project has three files and each one need to be saved
>>>> occasionally when ever i do a serious edit. There is no one else
>>>> involved in editing. It's only me. I am not very good with command
>>>> line stuff. Any help would be appreciated. I watched some videos on
>>>> version control systems but couldn't figure out how it was done on 
>>>> Wing IDE. Please pardon my ignorance and help.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Some will disagree but I don't think VCS is the right tool for what
>>> you're wanting to do. The rule for VCS is "commit only when you have
>>> something worthy to commit", not IMHO just when you just want to 
>>> save a checkpoint in a file's life.
>>>
>>> What I do is keep my development projects in DropBox* or similar
>>> cloud sync service. I edit my merry way. If I need to go back to an
>>> earlier version, DropBox will have it available (for a while). This
>>> sort of assumes that needing that old version is more rare than
>>> routine. (If routine, I'd be curious to know what you're doing.)
>>>
>>> I do all this along with git, but only commit when I've made a 
>>> change
>>> that is finished and tested.
>>>
>>> I miss the versioned file system we had on VAX/VMS back in the day.
>>>
>>> Michael
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