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#21 Shannon Barber   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1390

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Mercurial is the best balance of simplicity and provides a modern source-control tool.

 

You can use TortoiseHg which is very similar to TortoiseSvn so you'll have a low learning curve there.

 

git is a bit more powerful than Mercurial and it's a bit more complicated to use but they have very similar core features.

 

I don't see much reason to use any version control tool other than mercurial or git. If you have a shared/map Windows drive then you have what you need to get started.


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#22 Moe   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1249

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

Chalk up another vote for TortoisHG and for SourceTree.  Both are pretty decent.



#23 RedactedProfile   Members   -  Reputation: 169

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

Git or Mercurial. Both are extremely identical, both have awesome UI's, both have great command line. 

Canonicals Bazaar gets my next vote

 

As a person who works on Web and Software on Linux, Mac, and Windows, GIT has been my go-to everywhere.


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#24 GuardianX   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1522

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

I use git too at home and at work. I really love its ability to create branches and merge code fast. I am a bit worried about its behaviour regarding binary files, but so far we use it to store code for our game and assets and git works fine. If you need preconfigured git server for you, you can use github or bitbucket. The last one allows you to have a couple of private projects shared between no more than five people, and it is faster than github.

#25 Alurik   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 848

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:31 PM

I use git with SourceTree for my personal projects. It makes source control really painless. Using git with command line is not that bad either though there is a slightly higher learning curve for it.



#26 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:27 PM

Plastic SCM really, really easy. Or TFS Express.


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#27 blewisjr   Members   -  Reputation: 622

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:15 AM

Like many others said git or mercurial would be perfect. I myself prefer mercurial even though they are very similar and either will do. I like mercurial because of the sane cmd line interface and branch flexibility. For instance if I want a perm named branch I got it or temp through bookmarks. I even have the option for stacked patches. All of this follows a nice clean easy to remember interface.

#28 ZetaHunter   Members   -  Reputation: 115

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:54 AM

One more vote for Git if not too late for that.



#29 ilreh   Members   -  Reputation: 281

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:10 PM

I used SVN a lot (even home repositories for all kind of stuff) and was one of those "don't fix it if it isn't broken" guys towards version control, looking sceptically at this git-"hype". However one day I had to learn/use git because work demanded it. It easily outperforms SVN in every way and made all sourcecode managing a piece of cake. So if you're a die-hard SVN user you might consider trying git for your next project. (don't know about mercurial though, heard it's similar to git)







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