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basic source code archiver

Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Colin,

What you ask is complex, otherwise there were many more simple solutions.

It is even complex because you want to let it act simple.

Cor

"colin" <co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comschreef in bericht
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Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=
Jun 27 '08 #2
"colin" <co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote in message
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Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=
By the time you're done figuring out a personal system for saving only the
files that have changed, and then deciding that it's sort of gross to save
the complete copy of a file that you only changed 2 lines in, and
implementing a system to handle _that_ situation, you could already have
gone through the setup and relatively short learning curve for something
like Subversion on Windows:
http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/tea...r_Windows.aspx

It'll save you a lot of time, and give you a much more reliable revision
control system.

AHS
Jun 27 '08 #3
colin <co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote:
I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.
There's not really much difference between what you've described and
real source control. You don't *have* to use branching/merging etc.

--
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Jun 27 '08 #4
colin wrote:
Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.
Try AJC Active Backup.

http://www.ajcsoft.com/AJCActBk.php

Highly configurable and yet simple to use.

--
Andre Prins
Twain Development
Jun 27 '08 #5
On 11 mai, 12:57, "colin" <colin.ro...@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote:
Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=
MOGware FileHamster does just that. I'm using the free version, it's
unobstrusive and does it's job well.

Michel
Jun 27 '08 #6
hey that sounds cool, hamster powered software !!!!
I like that, can you see the hamster spinning the little wheel ?

ive come unstuck using full blown vcs before when it locked up and would let
me look at my own files >.<
when the disc became non bootable.

what a nice range of answers ive got, sounds like thisl do the job,
ive yet to goggle for it but im sure its easy to find.

Colin =^.^=

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On 11 mai, 12:57, "colin" <colin.ro...@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote:
>Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=

MOGware FileHamster does just that. I'm using the free version, it's
unobstrusive and does it's job well.

Michel

Jun 27 '08 #7
thanks for this and all the other replies
ive use cvs before and it can consume quite a bit of time and patience
especialy when something doesnt go quite right or breaks.

ive used about 3 diferent cvs tools to access other software already,
such as online open source code, and its taken some patience
to get them to work.

but recently I had 12 bsod when trying to get multiple viewports to work
with managed directx and a fancy docking library that would change the
window to invalid sizes
while it was changing it from docked to undocked states.

i was geting woried my file system was going to become unbootable again.
at least zip files are relativly easy to recover compared to closed format
data stores.

I just like to make a snapshot when I get the thing to work,
and before I make any drastic changes,
unfortunatly my enthusiasm comes in bursts and i forget to make the snapshot
till after ive already made a few changes lol.

I dont need to keep versions going back over many weeks.
when I release a version I take a complete file dump.

the filehamster seems to be an ideal tool, it just looks for any files that
have changed and
puts them in the library, as long as it does this every few hours or so this
wil be fine,
I think i saw setings for that.

Colin =^.^=

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"colin" <co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote in message
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>Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=

By the time you're done figuring out a personal system for saving only the
files that have changed, and then deciding that it's sort of gross to save
the complete copy of a file that you only changed 2 lines in, and
implementing a system to handle _that_ situation, you could already have
gone through the setup and relatively short learning curve for something
like Subversion on Windows:
http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/tea...r_Windows.aspx

It'll save you a lot of time, and give you a much more reliable revision
control system.

AHS

Jun 27 '08 #8
On Sun, 11 May 2008 11:57:48 +0100, "colin"
<co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote:
>Hi,

I could do with a simple source code archiver
something that can save all source files,
and then save any changed source file,
but I dont realy want or need the
complexity of source code control.

at the moment I just zip the entire directory,
and save in numbered files, but theres a lot of large
files that arnt modified often such as 3d model objects.

thanks
Colin =^.^=

Are you a single developer? Sourcegear Vault is great - free too.
Jun 27 '08 #9
On Mon, 12 May 2008 12:05:35 +0100, "colin"
<co*********@ntworld.NOSPAM.comwrote:

>I dont need to keep versions going back over many weeks.
when I release a version I take a complete file dump.
How about Mozy Online backup? Free for 2GB of backup. 4.95 a month for
unlimited backups. Even includes versioning ;-)
Jun 27 '08 #10

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