Monday, September 26, 2011

TravAlert Premium is finally launched!

I'm very pleased to say that the Premium version of TravAlert finally has hit the market. You can now monitor all your travian accounts and keep focus on whatever you do when you are not in front of the computer ;)

Don't miss the new widget that quickly switches the service on/off.

TravAlert Premium on Android Market

Using git + dropbox + eclipse on windows

Some time ago I suffered a hardware crash, and even more recently I thought I lost my computer. Two incidents that both kept me up all night thinking of what content I might have lost and what impact they may have.

Realizing I have some android-projects (like TravAlertLite and Premium) using git for version control, but only using local repo i.e. no back-up what so ever. I promise myself to make some backups the very next day or even better - use a remote repository to push to. But I don't have  a server.. Hey - why not use dropbox?
(signup using my referal invite and we both get 250MB bonus space)

So - let's get to the point..

  • you are using windows
  • you are using eclipse with egit
  • you have local repo of existing project
  • you have dropbox account (default install ~/Dropbox)

  1. Open dropbox folder and create suitable directory, say 'git/private_projects/'
  2. Open the bash in your local repo and
    $ git clone --bare . ~/Dropbox/git/private_projects/my_project.git
  3. Add this new clone as remote called 'dropbox'
    $ git remote add dropbox ~/Dropbox/git/private_projecs/my_project.git
  4. Open eclipse and you are now able to push from menu team>remote

I have not fully tested this setup but it seem to work just fine for simple personal use, this is not a preferred professional setup.
I think it would work just fine among smaller teams where simultaneous pushes are less likely and also easily avoided.

I do not guarantee that this works nor do I take responsibility for consequences. I'm just sharing my thoughts and experimental experiences.