Dear Jaap

after trying unsuccessfully over the course of several hours yesterday I can 
report that it works now. 
I have restarted the computer and temporarily disabled and re-enabled the 
version control plugin. 
Whatever did the trick, the main thing is that the version history is now back 
now with diff via meld working. 

Is there a god reason to choose a versioning back end other than git? I realize 
that it may be unnecessarily complicated for my relatively simple needs but 
like so many things in Zim the complexity is not exposed to you, plus I am not 
sure about the longevity of some other options (Fossil, bazaar) that Zim offers 
as alternatives.  

Why did it take me so long to find Zim? Such a wonderfully balanced tool, the 
simplicity of a text based workflow without the overhead,
my sincere thanks for making it


> On 01.03.2016, at 08:49, Jaap Karssenberg <> wrote:
> Christophe,
> In principle it should just work if the version control plugin is enabled and 
> is able to find the git package. Have you checked in the plugin dialog 
> whether the plugin detects the git dependency correctly?
> Otherwise, please check first whether you can run git outside of zim on the 
> notebook folder. 
> Regards,
> Jaap
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Christoph Held < 
> <>> wrote:
> Hi
> I am using Zim 0.6.5 on a Mac with the version control plugin enabled. 
> Recently, I switched from the Apple-supplied and slightly out-of-date git to 
> a more up-to-date version of git using the package manager homebrew, which is 
> installed elsewhere (/usr/local/bin).
> As a consequence of this, all of the saved versions are now invisible for Zim.
> How would I go about to tell the “new” git about the existing git repo 
> associated with my Zim Wiki (always assuming that this was really the reason 
> causing the trouble)?
> Cheers
> Christoph
> PS: I hope that I am not multi-posting this, originally sent from a different 
> address.
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