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There is some major (IMO) VCS news today. Netbeans 7.1 beta was released today it offers integrated support for Git. It also added support for Mercurial branches and tags. Also, BitBucket added support for Git. Now Git fanatics can take advantage of BitBucket's free private repositories.

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:Unsure: 7.1b released today? I thought we were already there! Perhaps I need to pay a lot more attention to those updates. I think Git is trying to take over the world its all I ever seem to hear about now.

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I assumed it was released today because of this tweet. I can't find a release date anywhere to verify, though...oh, here it is, yeah the beta was released today. Yes, Git/Github seem to be very prominent. SVN and Mercurial - not so much. I'm still figuring them out though. Found some excellent resources today: Mercurial: the Definitive Guide (PDF download)Pro Git (PDF Download, also)Version Control with Subversion

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Thanks! I was meaning to ask, have you tried using versioning with your documents as well? I'm still kind of structuring my development environment and I heard that some people use Mercurial and SVN to track document changes (pdf, text files and so on).

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Beyond README files and changelogs, I have not used my VCS like that before. But I've thought about it before because I really like the idea of having a central remote repository and being able to edit and update files from anywhere.

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It is a good idea especially if you can find a document editor than is vcs aware. Libre Writer mentions version control in the manual but I'm still clueless on usage. I noticed that most vcs providers provide some kind of wiki service (mostly the paid version) for note taking though.

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Yeah, I guess you're right. Both BitBucket and Github offer a free wikis with your projects. I'm not sure if they can be updated via VCS though. That would be interesting to find out.

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