managing development from mulitple locations?
I’m beginning a project on which I’ll be splitting development time from two locations. I’m sure others have faced this before.
Does anyone have a recommended method for managing this? I’m wondering whether Qt has some provisions for this, or if I should just carry a flash drive back and forth between the locations.
Any tips or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
One of these online repositories that actually surprised me was http://projects.forum.nokia.com [projects.forum.nokia.com].
I found it very easy to work with and it has all the things like wiki, tickets, files area, etc. The project can be public or private and it’s quite easy to customise it to your needs.
It depends on your use case. If it is a kind of public project, then the mentioned sites (gitorious, google code, etc.) are probably the best solution.
If it’s just you who is collaborating with yourself on two different places/development machines (say workstation in the office and a laptop) and you need just a tool for keeping the sources in sync between this sites, then setting up some source code management system is just sufficient. I recommend looking at git [git-scm.com] and Mercurial [mercurial.selenic.com] for this (Bazaar [bazaar.canonical.com] could be an option too). In my project we use mercurial. I personally never felt in love with git, but that is truly a matter of taste and the the lack of decent windows support by the time the decision was made (things may have changed recently).
Up to now, git for windows is not so bad (for the small amount of git I use).
If it’s for bigger companies without public code, there are also other commercial tools doing this (like ClearCase, SourceSafe etc), but they are expensive. They have their advantages and disadvantages, mostly I think the price :-)
I don’t know if it will be useful, but I post it anyway…
When we were working on a project for a university course, we simply used a dropbox folder as a git repository.
So if you don’t want to host your code to a specific site, I suggest you to do this.
Obviously, if there are many people working on from different locations, it’s better to use a project hosting site.