[sldev] Setting up source version control, for beginners?

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 18:29:02 PDT 2008


Dale Mahalko wrote:
> I am (again) starting to poke at the source and I see what a huge
> undertaking it is to edit a raw directory source files. I have to keep
> track of what I changed, where I changed it, and what the original
> looked like in case I ever want to revert my changes or compare to the
> original.
> 
> I have absolutely no experience with version control but it looks like
> I'm going to need to learn how to use it.
> 

No, not really.  You can do those basic tasks above with simpler tools.
 You will need to learn/use diff, patch, and possibly rsync and the svn
client only.

For just a single user editing the source, you really don't need a full
version control server setup.

-Jason
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