Opening a Supercard file in Livecode?
pete at mollysrevenge.com
Mon Jan 23 13:15:03 CST 2012
All good points. I guess I'm thinking of a different situation that
multiple people working on the same project. When someone reports a bug
that crept into a particular version of an application, it would be useful
to see what changes were made to the stack that might have introduced the
But I agree that writing the code to reproduce a stack file as XML would be
a lot of work and probably not worth the time and cost - unless someone
believed it would be a product that LC developers would buy....
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at fourthworld.com>wrote:
> As for XML version control:
> It's possible to write an XML description of a stack and reproduce it with
> complete fidelity. In fact, the ability to set the ID of any object was
> added specifically to support such efforts, and I believe such a project is
> in development now to help LC devs use standard version control systems for
> larger projects.
> But it's a lot of work and a lot of time spent on the version control
> process that could be spent on product features, so the cost/benefit
> analysis should be done carefully for the project at hand.
> In my own projects I usually have teams of between 3 and 5 devs, and we
> usually assign stacks to programmers according to their skills and interest
> so there's rarely any overlap. In fact, the largest xTalk project I ever
> managed had 20 devs building a CBT system for a Fortune 500 company and we
> still used only a stack-based check-in/check-out.
> One of the attractions to more granular version control is the ability to
> have multiple devs working on the same objects simultaneously.
> But is that something you really want to do?
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