Local History

I’ve been using the jMonkey IDE’s local history feature (it’s on by default) and liking it…but for some reason it seems to have vanished. It may be because I restored an older copy of the project (I occasionally back them up in zips).

My question though is – how can I back up the Local History of a project?

You should look into use a version control system like git or svn.

I second the suggestion to look into a real version control system. It’s like working with a safety net after doing unprotected high wire acrobatics between two skyscrapers. You’ll never go back.

Which kind would you suggest? I really want something I can just run locally on my PC (that doesn’t upload anything to the internet).

@Isaactoo said: Which kind would you suggest? I really want something I can just run locally on my PC (that doesn't upload anything to the internet).

Either would work. SVN may be the easier one to get started with.

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Well git mercurial and svn can run locally without problems.

svn is easyer to use
mercurial is kinda fool prove made (aka nothing destructive possible in the commands that are enabled by default)
git is hard to learn, but also the most feature rich.

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Ok,

Thank you for the detailed suggestions!

I find git to be the easiest with local repos though.

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