lcVCS: Github Version Control for LiveCode

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lcVCS: Github Version Control for LiveCode

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:18 am

One of the ongoing challenges in our community has been crafting a good tool to allow LiveCode projects to take advantage of industry-standard version control systems like Github. At the heart of this challenge is that LiveCode stack files are binary, while Github is designed for more traditional languages where everything is expressed as plain text.

Monte Goulding has been working on lcVCS for some time, which bridges that gap by provide efficient import and export with Github.

He's generously licensed lcVCS under GPLv3, and if's available at -- you guessed it -- Github:
https://github.com/montegoulding/lcVCS

Given the importance of good VCS support for serious LiveCode development, I've taken this liberty of creating this section here in the forums so those looking here for projects to contribute to will be sure to find it. The main section for lcVCS is in the Version Control section of the Open Source forums here: http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=77
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Re: lcVCS: Github Version Control for LiveCode

Post by ToddFabacher » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:07 am

This is HUGE for us, and I am happy to contribute any way that I can. I will kill for a proper version control for LiveCode.

--Todd

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