Question about Source Control

Andriy Kornatskyy andriy.kornatskyy at live.com
Mon Mar 17 14:25:30 CET 2014


Frank,

I would suggest start with an account on https://bitbucket.org. It supports private repositories so you should be good there.

From other hand you can setup own infrastructure for SCM, read more here:
http://mindref.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-manage-git-or-mercurial.html 

Thanks.

Andriy Kornatskyy

On Mar 17, 2014, at 3:06 PM, Frank Millman <frank at chagford.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> 
> I know I *should* be using a Source Control Management system, but at 
> present I am not. I tried to set up Mercurial a couple of years ago, but I 
> think I set it up wrongly, as I got myself confused and found it more of a 
> hindrance than a help. Now I am ready to try again, but I want to avoid my 
> earlier mistakes.
> 
> I understand the concept, and I understand the importance, so I do not need 
> reminding of those. What I would like help with is the basic setup. I could 
> subscribe to the Mercurial mailing list and ask there, but I am hoping for a 
> kick-start here. Here is my setup.
> 
> All my source code resides on an old Linux server, which I switch on in the 
> morning and switch off at night, but otherwise hardly ever look at. It uses 
> 'samba' to allow sharing with Windows, and 'nfs' to allow sharing with other 
> Linux machines.
> 
> I need to test my program on Windows and on Linux, so I run it from both at 
> various times. On Windows I have a 'mapped drive' pointing to the source 
> code. On Linux I use a third machine, running a recent Fedora, using nfs to 
> mount a directory pointing to the source code. Obviously each machine has 
> its own version of Python installed.
> 
> I do my development on the Windows machine. I use TextPad, a simple text 
> editor, which works fine for my purposes. It uses the mapped drive to point 
> to the source code.
> 
> So where should I install the SCM, and how should I set it up so that I can 
> access the latest version from any machine?
> 
> Any hints will be appreciated.
> 
> Frank Millman
> 
> 
> 
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