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Git and Dropbox

Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:11 PM

not entirely sure if this is the right forum for this....but here goes.

so ya, my question is in the title: is Git and Dropbox a good combo? I was reading some of the replies on StackOverflow and got confused when they started bickering about revisions. It sounds to me like this setup could be bad in team situations. Someone wanna confirm or deny(preferable with first hand experience in a non-cubicle environment)? how about when you are the sole developer?

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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

"a good combo" for what? What is your criteria?
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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

sorry, i meant that it will work without any side-effects. I personally just started using git and haven't used it with hosted repos yet(i setup my repo locally on my comp).

i basically want it to work like it does on a local(to the workstation) repo: some initial setup and form there, simple commands to checkout and commit. with no potential for corruption from daily use.

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also, i will be the sole developer for projects hosted in the dropbox.

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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:48 PM

Okay - once again clarification - what do you mean by "side effects"?

I am going to guess when you say "repo" you mean "code repository", right?

Depending on the language and IDE something like https://subversion.apache.org/ might work on a cheap host.

Heck if you are on a windows machine you can map a drive letter to drop box, dump the repository source there, and just use that.
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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:14 PM

side-effects being something that would corrupt the git files/source files. Dropbox has its own backup mechanisms and i'm not sure how that would affect git's versioning system.


repo is to git as code repository is to svn?
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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:47 AM

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repo is to git as code repository is to svn?

What?
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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:39 AM

View PostThe Architect 2.0, on 08 August 2011 - 05:14 PM, said:

repo is to git as code repository is to svn?

Yes, exactly.

View Postmodi123_1, on 09 August 2011 - 06:47 AM, said:

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repo is to git as code repository is to svn?

What?


Its an analogy, in English Grammar. It sounds like blather, but thankfully it actually does make sense.

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Re: Git and Dropbox

Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:03 PM

The primary difference between Git and Subversion is that when you download a git repository, you download the entire repository, with all the history included. (Hence it is a Distributed Code Revisioning System)

If you are looking for a git host for your team, I would recommend having a look at Gitorious or Github, or take a look at setting up your own server =) I don't know how big your team is or whatnot.

I really advise against putting anything mission critical on Dropbox, because you don't know exactly where it is going or exactly what is being done with it.
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