Schlagwerk wrote:Xythar wrote:it just puts both versions there and lets you sort it out. It's considerably simpler to understand than SVN
It works, but it sounds like a force fit. Dropbox is more for sharing than collaborative editing. You don't get a log or easy diffs either, something I like to inspect every once in a while.
The only problem I could see using SVN are file conflicts if two people were working on the same step or TortoiseSVN gets confused. I've had artists with no technical knowledge use it just fine by not touching any of the deep features. Update, edit, commit. Now if we were talking about distributed systems like Git or Mercurial that would be overkill.
I'm also in favor of SVN.
I only have two misgivings:
1. I have is that I don't know what proportion of step artists here are familiar with it. Most can learn it easily, but there's a chance of someone being the one that never learns to update before committing, and destroying other people's work.
2. Hosting. Sourceforge is the only place I know of that provides SVN hosting. It's more intended for code, but it'd be fine to put sm files up there. It's not something I've looked around for though, so there could easily be other places I don't know of.