I rely on Dropbox for much of my temporary backups. I have rarely ever had 2 gigs of source for a single application, including some previous generations.  In a collaboration project for text, I use both svn and GIT.



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From: Pete Travis <me@petetravis.com>
To: wb8rcr@arrl.net; For participants of the Documentation Project <docs@lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:56 AM
Subject: Re: My friend git

On 08/20/2013 08:19 AM, John J. McDonough wrote:
> Chris Wickert posted this link on Facebook:
> http://t.co/865gbg2S4o
> The biggest take-away from that page is hidden toward the bottom:
>  Here’s the golden rule of git: if you lose data but you checked
>  it in somewhere, you can probably recover it. If you didn’t
>  check it in, you probably can’t. So check in often!
> You've heard a lot of us say commit early and commit often - that's why.
> I use git for a LOT of my personal stuff.  It lets me go back easily
> when I've shot myself in the foot (as I do often), and it also lets me
> go off on several tangents all at once (yeah, scatterbrained).
> I have a "remote" repo on my LAN that I push to as often as I commit.
> That way if I happen to be at a different computer I can just clone the
> repo and have the same thing I had on the first computer, and if my
> laptop should die, my important stuff is in the repo even between
> backups.
> And not only that, when I have something I want to share with others, I
> simply push my LAN remote repo to gitorious and my friends can follow
> along.
> So get real friendly with git.  It isn't just one of those process
> things you put up with for your guide, it is an amazing tool.
> --McD

Good article! There are a few things in there I'll probably turn on.

My git usage is prolific but fairly basic; etckeeper, pushing
$HOME/.dotfiles to the fileserver, the occasional patch on github or
gitorious.  I'm working on packaging a few things right now, and set up
a git repo in ~/rpmbuild and branch for each package; having the commit
log to track the reviews and using branches with $(git clean -xdf) to
keep things orderly really helps. I use git to separate local
development and production content for websites, and to push out to
production - or at least I have that set up, for when I bother to push
to production :P

I like reading other writers' commit logs, too.  I learn new things, and
keep track of what is being worked on. I don't *own* a guide, just pick
up sections to contribute to on the fly, and it is much easier to
contribute to a guide when I can see what the other writers are doing
with it.

-- Pete Travis
- Fedora Docs Project Leader
- 'randomuser' on freenode
- immanetize@fedoraproject.org

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