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inkpen3d
07-19-2012, 02:36 AM
The other day my son brought to my attention a FREE version control application called Git with an excellent front end GUI/toolkit called Git Extensions for Windows OS (which is actually a full install of both Git and Git Extensions). There are front-ends available for other flavours of OS. You can use Git to perform version control on pretty much anything - software, documentation, and yes, even LW projects. It handles branching and merging. So for example, you can create two versions of a software project, develop each thread separately, then merge the two together.

I am by no means an expert on Git Extensions, but it has good documentation and video tutorials, and is fairly easy to use. It looks very promising as a means of version controlling projects of any sort. BTW it integrates into Windows explorer and has a plugin for Visual Studio.

A quick search of the NT forums reveals that other LW users have been using Git - any words of wisdom or warnings from you guys?

You can find out more about Git and Git Extensions via the following links:
http://git-scm.com Main page
http://git-scm.com/downloads/guis GUIs for various OS
http://code.google.com/p/gitextensions/ Git Extensions for Windows

Regards,
Peter