Tyler DeWitt

Hi all,
This seems obvious, but maybe not. I want to create a backup copy of a project at the end of every day so that if I screw the code up the next day I at least have a stable platform to fall back on. I tried using the save as option but all that does is saves the .cs files wherever I want. Now those new .cs files are associated with the project. Say I screw up those new files. How do I revert back to the older files I pretty much want to do versioning, but without paying a zillion dollars for sourcesafe. I would think this process would be easy, but it looks like MSFT has made it slightly obscure. Am I just missing something Can you tell I've spent hours on this problem

Thanks!


Re: Visual C# IDE Save mulitple copies of a project

LivetoCodeCodetoLive!

There are plenty of free open source tools out there like SVN and CVS. They have proven very reliable and full of great features and most of all FREE.




Re: Visual C# IDE Save mulitple copies of a project

Chris Brandsma

There are two nice options that I can think of right off the bat.

First is Subversion, and open source- version control system that works really well. I would also get the Subversion Service (so you don't have to setup Apache). Here are many articles on the web on how to setup Subversion : here is one: http://wiki.beyondunreal.com/wiki/Setting_Up_A_Subversion_Server
Then get TortoiseSVN, which integrates in with Windows Explorer so you don't have to do the command line thing. Or you can use AkhSVN directly from Visual Studio.NET.

Second, if you are a single developer, is The Vault by SourceGear, which is free for a single developer. But do note: it uses SQL Server for storage.


There is also CSV -- but I don't suggest you go there.

Those are the cheep/free version control systems that I know of anyway.





Re: Visual C# IDE Save mulitple copies of a project

Tyler DeWitt

Thanks for the help. I'll look at those suggestions.
LiveToCode: I never stumbled across free tools. Any that you particularly like

You guys are awesome!




Re: Visual C# IDE Save mulitple copies of a project

LivetoCodeCodetoLive!

SVN= Subversion is a free tool, it is open source and you can download an use it for free.

Here is the link:

http://subversion.tigris.org/