After a backup scare a few months back, I've gotten much more vigilant about backing up files. Since I work in plain text files, using a version control program like what programers use seemed like a logical step.
Got my on disk subversion repository to work correctly. This isn't a huge improvement, of course, because everything's dependent on my disk, but it does mean that I have a version control system for my personal and important files, in a way that I'm happy with, and at least theoretically I should be able to move this set up to my webserver, when I get that underway. I would like to say that it's exactly the way I want it, and there are only 10 revisions. Pretty nice. While a lot of subversion things clicked in the last few days, I am far from a subversion master. Things I have yet to master:
- Rolling back to old versions
- Taking the contents of one repository and putting it in another, for good backups and moving things about
- Getting some sort of good way to interact with it outside of the command line.
- Pass-wording and protecting a repository.
While I'm good and getting better with the command line stuff for my own uses, I have a project in the works that looks like it's going to be built around collaborations to a subversion repository. I'm thinking of using Instiki, because I've seen a version of that that is built around subversion and markdown/maruku, which is what I'd be working in anyway. If that could work, I'd be happy. We'll see.
Anyway, this is cool software, and I'm quite pleased with it.