Crazy Idea

On 1/15/08, kopf1988 [email protected] wrote:

Right, but I also don’t have a host that supports Subversion easily
(although I’ve heard of some free places).

What needs supported? A subversion repository is a just directory
with a bunch of files in it. They would have to run one command to
make your repo:

svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /home/kopf1988/svn/repo1

Then you would run one command to check it out:

svn co [email protected]:~/svn/repo1 repo1

After that it’s just svn up, svn st, and svn ci which are your update,
stat, and commit commands that you would use day to day. You could
put those on a post-it until you remember them.

Also, as for just synchronizing the folders, I should note that the
two computers are never on the same network. They use two differnt
ISPs, always. Pretend my laptop is in florida while my home computer
is in california. (or Sydney and New York, lol).

So? Subversion wouldn’t care if you were committing changes from the

I’ve heard of WinSCP… might that work just to keep the folders

No idea, I’m M$ free for nearly 5 years now.

I think the subversion idea is almost giving me a
headache… it took me weeks just to get GoDaddy and RoR to work, lol.

I don’t want to have to learn something new so soon after that

I don’t mean to offend but have you considered a career as a
non-programmer? This is what we do, day-in, day-out, everyday… we
learn new stuff. Considering everything you’ve said up to now, I
think you’re in for a lot more pain otherwise.

Greg D.

For others having a hard time making the plunge to using subversion
after initial reads I found a series of web casts that explain it yet
again and show someone using it.

Ouch. No, I’m a programmer at heart… just a programmer with no
money. IE i can’t make things work like that… like my host would
ever create a subversion repository for me pfft.

Sheesh. In the 8 years since 6th grade (i’m young) I’ve transitioned
from HTML to javascript to vbscript to vb to java to perl/cgi to ruby/
cgi to RoR. In the meantime I’ve also picked up some CSS and php.
There’s probably a few more things that I’ve learned but can’t think
of right now.

I’d say I deserve a short break from learning new things ^_^. That’s
at least 1 new language every year… not to mention IDE changes (or
lack of anything more than notepad), getting a good host, and
designing several websites in the meantime.



On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:07:21 -0800, kopf1988 wrote:

Right, but I also don’t have a host that supports Subversion easily
(although I’ve heard of some free places).

Well, I replied to an earlier post in this thread, but:


On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:11:51 -0500, Jeremy McAnally wrote:

Subversion is the easiest one to setup and get going.

A lot of cheap web hosts (e.g., Dreamhost) offer Subversion support with
their web packages. So basically you’d sync the source to your web
account then pull it down on the other computer, push your changes back
to the server, pull them down on the other computer, rinse repeat.

I’m came to subversion through and it’s just
blown me away with how amazing subversion is and how handy it is that
google made it as easy as possible.


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