I'm programming using Eclipse Indigo on Linux, Ubuntu 11.10, mostly in
Java. I have 4 imbedded computers 3 of which will operate headless
(clients) with one supplying the GUI for an operator (master). The
computers will in turn control one or two high tech IR cameras in a
research environment. The master computer will send commands over a small
LAN to the clients and the clients will send status reports to the master.
All this will be mounted in an aircraft. This is non-commercial.
I also have an HP notebook that I've "repurposed" by installing Ubuntu for
use in the lab. This is the only machine that has much disk space
Each of the machines will have base code that I hope will be identical
except that the master will start a GUI. The code that actually controls
the individual cameras will be unique but since most of the functions will
not (setExposure, startImaging, etc.) except in the implementation, I hope
to be able to share/reuse code.
I need to be able to back up code, a fall back copy and a central
repository, especially for the common code, is very desirable. There will
be no internet access (except in the lab).
I read a bit about Git today. It appears that I may be able to use the HP
as the central repository/server, that the source code will remain on the
individual machines, but the HP can also serve as a backup. I will
probably be the only programmer.
Onto the main questions:
Is Git a good solution for me? I have a lot of code written, will there be
big problems getting it into Git? I've been programming off an on for a
long time but have never used anything like Git. Any advice would be
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