Which git service suits a LiveCoder best?

doc hawk dochawk at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:41:53 EDT 2020

It’s no substitute for GitHub and the like, but I have a rather simple system that intercepts saveStackRequest, checks the date, and saves a new version with the date as part of the name.  I also have a bmpVrsn routine that can be used to advance a letter during the day, so things like 200422b for the second version of a stack from today.

I did a simple presentation with handout code for this at last year’s developer conference.

I can probably find them around somewhere.

The current problem with GitHub and stuff is the lack of a text file based storage, although I know someone has an add-on for that.

> On Apr 22, 2020, at 1:45 AM, Andreas Bergendal via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody, first time posting to this list, so I hope I get it right… :)
> I need your wisdom on a slightly off-topic issue, though seen in the LiveCode perspective:
> I’ve never used git, but I want to start now. 
> I’m working on several LC projects, some with co-developers, several with commercial potential, so I need to get more professional with version control and other benefits that come with git.
> I’ll educate myself on how to use it, but: Step one seems to be to select a git host/system.
> GitHub is the obvious giant, but is it the best for my needs?
> - I use LiveCode, obviously, so is any git service in any way more suited for that?
> - I’m not very familiar with using the command line, so I’d prefer a git service that has software that handles that, as far as possible. (Yeah, I’m a developer, I can learn, but hey, we promote the xTalk way here, no? Command line seems very much in the opposite side of the spectrum of readable code…)
> - I develop on Mac, in case that is a factor when choosing git solution?
> So, in short: How do I best get started with git when working with LiveCode on Mac, in small teams or alone, wishing minimal use of command line?
> Do I just let gravity pull me into the GitHub gas giant, or join a rebel moon? :)
> Best
> Andreas
> (xTalker since HyperCard days, in other forums aka SWEdeAndy or WhenInSpace)
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