Simple version control for Designers(folioformac.com)

over 1 year ago from Bob Muller, ⚡️ Product Designer

  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

    Anybody have any idea how this would work across multiple machines and designers? If I create a version, can the designer next to me see the update?

    4 points
    • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

      It's all on your local machine right now, but I like how your thinking :)

      4 points
      • Bob MullerBob Muller, over 1 year ago (edited over 1 year ago )

        Maybe try it out on a (shared) dropbox folder?

        0 points
      • Joe BarberJoe Barber, over 1 year ago

        Will it work with dropbox? I don't so much care about visual diffing, but i've been talking with my team for a couple months now about building something that lets us each leave a commit message with our saves so we know what's been updated

        0 points
      • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

        Ahhh, you answered as I was typing my response. That answers my question in my comment. ;)

        1 point
      • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

        Theoretically, could this be connected to an existing Bitbucket/Github account?

        1 point
        • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

          We talked about this in the office. It seems Folio is purely a viewer for a Git Repo. So yeah it is basically git so you should be able to navigate to the directory, and add a git remote.

          We're tempted to use Folio and set up a remote for occasional project backups to Beanstalk.

          0 points
          • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

            It's only a viewer now, but if you want you can add a remote and push from the command line (or any other client)

            0 points
    • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

      Since it's based on Git, I don't think it would work that way (I could be wrong). You would need to push (commit) your changes, I assume it would then show your update in the revision history (right panel).

      The interesting use case would be, as you mentioned multiple people working on a single file and you both commit different changes to the same file. How would the app handle that?

      2 points
      • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

        There is no way to do it just from the Folio app, but if you're comfortable with the command line (or another Git client) you could do it.

        We did some preliminary testing and it seems to work fine (you'll get everybody's commit messages in the app).

        Please report any feedback or issues you run into: support@folioformac.com

        2 points